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Title: Improvements in fundamental movement skill competency mediate the effect of the SCORES intervention on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in children
Contributor(s): Cohen, Kristen  (author); Morgan, Philip J (author); Plotnikoff, Ronald C (author); Barnett, Lisa M (author); Lubans, David R (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1017734
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21951
Abstract: Numerous studies have identified a positive association between fundamental movement skill (FMS) competency and physical activity in children; however, the causal pathways have not been established. The aim of this study is to determine if changes in FMS competency mediated the effect of the Supporting Children's Outcomes using Rewards,Exercise and Skills(SCORES) intervention on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in children.Eight primary schools (25 classes) and 460 children (aged 8.5 ± 0.6, 54% girls) were randomised to the SCORES intervention or control group for the 12-month study. The outcomes were accelerometer-determined moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and cardiorespiratory fitness. The hypothesised mediators were actual FMS competency and perceived sport competence. Mediation analyses were conducted using multilevel linear analysis in MPlus. From the original sample,138 (30.0%) and 370 (80.4%) children provided useable physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness data at post-test assessments.There were significant treatment effects for locomotor skills and overall FMSs. Changes in MVPA were associated with changes in object-control skills, overall FMSs and perceived competence. The overall FMSs had a significant mediating effect on MVPA (AB = 2.09, CI = 0.01-4.55). Overall FMSs (AB = 1.19, CI = 0.002-2.79) and locomotor skills (AB = 0.74, CI = 0.01-1.69) had a significant mediating effect on cardiorespiratory fitness.The results of this study conclude that actual but not perceived movement skill competency mediated the effect of the SCORES intervention on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(18), p. 1908-1918
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1466-447X
0264-0414
Field of Research (FOR): 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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