Psychometric properties of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale for Chinese Children (MSRS-CC).

Ling, C.M.F., Maxwell, J., Masters, R.S.W., McManus, A.M. and Polman, R. C.J., 2015. Psychometric properties of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale for Chinese Children (MSRS-CC). International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1016087

Abstract

The propensity for movement-specific reinvestment (conscious attention to and control of body movements) is associated with disrupted movement in a variety of circumstances. Movement- specific reinvestment has been shown in adults but not in children, as a validated psychometric instrument for children does not exist. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a movement-specific reinvestment scale adapted specifically for Chinese children (MSRS-CC). Five hundred and thirty-two Chinese pre-adolescents aged 7–12 yrs completed the MSRS-CC and a sub-sample completed the questionnaire again three weeks later. Another sub-sample also completed the Coordination and Health subscales of the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (short form; PSDQ-S). All questionnaires were completed during normal school days. A random half of sub-sample two completed the MSRS-CC before the PSDQ-S and the other half completed the questionnaires in reverse order. Confirmatory factor analyses demonstrated sound internal validity for the Scale’s two-factor model. Acceptable internal reliability and satisfactory test–retest reliability were evident. Convergent and discriminant validity with the Coordination and Health subscales of the PSDQ-S was also tested, but the former was unexpectedly low. Future research using objective measures of motor proficiency was recommended. The MSRS-CC is potentially a valuable tool for understanding movement control by children in research as well as in clinical and educational settings.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1612-197X
Uncontrolled Keywords:motor proficiency; physical activity; children; confirmatory factor analysis; health
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:22305
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:29 Jul 2015 11:39
Last Modified:01 Mar 2016 15:16

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