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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-10T17:31:30Z
dc.date.available2011-08-10T17:31:30Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3389
dc.description.abstractWe explored the potential mediating influence of physical fitness on the relationship between academic performance and motor proficiency in children. 1864 students (F:926, M:938, age 11.91 (SD:0.34). Academic achievement was derived from an average of standardized tests of reading, writing, and math. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Performance (short-form) determined motor proficiency. Fitness (peak oxygen uptake) was established with the Léger 20-m Shuttle Run Test. OLS regression identified several significant predictors of academic performance. After controlling for age (p=0.0135), gender (p<0.0001), and parental education (p<0.0001), motor proficiency (p<0.0001), was significant. After adding physical fitness (p=0.0030) to the model the effect of motor proficiency remained significant however the point estimate was reduced from 0.0034 (p<0.0001) to 0.0026 (p<0.0001). These results suggest that physical fitness plays a mediating role on the relationship between academic performance and motor proficiency although both aerobic fitness and motor proficiency have independent roles.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectmotor proficiencyen_US
dc.subjectacademic performanceen_US
dc.subjectphysical fitnessen_US
dc.titleMediating Influence of Physical Fitness on the Relationship between Academic Performance and Motor Proficiencyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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