Interrelationship among selected measures of motor skills

Monika Haga, A. V. Pedersen, Hermundur Sigmundsson*

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Background: This study set out to explore the interrelationship among selected measures of motor skills. Methods: Ninety-one 4-year-old children from 10 nursery schools were tested using eight motor tasks from the Movement Assessment Battery for Children test. Results: The most striking finding was that there were very low correlations between the motor tasks. Conclusions: In relation to these findings, it is possible to argue that learning of particular motor skills is specific to that task. This is discussed in relation to the principle of task specificity of learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Other keywords

  • Motor learning
  • Motor skills
  • Skill development
  • Task specificity


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