De samenhang tussen motorisch functioneren, fysieke activiteit en zelfbeeld van de sociale acceptatie bij kinderen
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The relationship between motor competence, physical activity and social acceptance for children between 8 and 12 years old was examined in this study. An additional purpose was to examine gender differences and differences between children with high and low motor competence. A total of 98 children (52 boys) in elementary schools with a mean age of 8.35 years participated in the study. The children completed questionnaires to investigate physical activity and perceived social acceptance. To assess their actual motor competence, children were assessed with the Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2. Results revealed a weak, but significant relationship between motor competence and physical activity, and between physical activity and perceived social acceptance. No gender differences and differences between children with high and low motor competence were found. Implications of the results and suggestions for future research are given in this paper.