De Samenhang tussen het Motorisch Functioneren, het Motorisch Zelfbeeld en de Sociale Acceptatie bij Kinderen Met en Zonder een Motorische Achterstand
Cappellen, S.M. van
Dries, A.E. van den
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In this study, the associations between motor competence, perceived motor competence and social acceptance for children aged seven to 13 years was examined. Also, differences between children with and without motor problems and differences between boys and girls were examined. A total of 135 children (77 boys) in elementary school participated in this study. Motor competence was measured with the Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2. Perceived motor competence and social acceptance were measured with questionnaires. Results showed a weak but significant association between perceived motor competence and social acceptance for the entire group, but not between the other variables. This association was also found for children with motor problems. Boys were found to score higher on ball competence and girls on fine motor competence. No differences in associations were found between boys and girls and children with and without motor problems. Clinical implications and recommendations for future research are given.