Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

GRAMI-2: DEVELOPMENT OF A MOTOR COORDINATION TEST FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Abstract

Luis Miguel Ruiz-Perez1, Natalia Rioja-Collado2, José Luis Graupera-Sanz3, Miriam Palomo-Nieto4 y Virginia García-Coll2

This study presents the development and validation of a motor test for school children 8 to 12 years. A panel of experts was responsible for the selection of the tasks that formed the initial composition of the test, which was applied to a sample of 1360 school children aged between 7 and 12 years, of whom 709 were boys and 651 girls. The second version of the test was composed of 8 tests. It was applied to another sample of 1664 school children 8 to 12 years, of whom 864 were boys and 800 girls. The data obtained were analyzed using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), results showed a model with a single component and 6 indicators, so the final test was consisted of 6 tasks. Reliability by calculating the internal consistency and test-retest reliability was very satisfactory, both above .80. The criteria validity through its relationship with a scale of osbervación of motor competence was very satisfying relationships.

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