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dc.contributor.authorLemay, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T14:46:29Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T14:46:29Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/7051
dc.description.abstractChildren with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are often referred to as clumsy because of their compromised motor coordination. Clumsiness and slow movement performances while scripting in children with DCD often result in poor academic performance and a diminished sense of scholastic competence. This study purported to examine the mediating role of perceived scholastic competence in the relationship between motor coordination and academic performance in children in grade six. Children receive a great deal of comparative information on their academic performances, which influence a student's sense of scholastic competence and self-efficacy. The amount of perceived academic self-efficacy has significant impact on academic performance, their willingness to complete academic tasks, and their self-motivation to improve where necessary. Independent t-tests reveal a significant difference (p < .001) between DCD and non-DCD groups when compared against their overall grade six average with the DCD group performing significantly lower. Independent t-tests found no significant difference between DCD and non-DCD groups for perceived scholastic competence. However, multiple linear regression analysis revealed a significant mediating role of 15% by perceived scholastic competence when examining the relationship between motor coordination and academic performance. While children with probable DCD may not rate their perceived scholastic competence as less than their healthy peers, there is a significant mediating effect on their academic performance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Performanceen_US
dc.subjectScholastic Competenceen_US
dc.subjectMotor Proficiencyen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.titleThe Mediating Role of Perceived Scholastic Competence in the Relationship Between Motor Coordination and Academic Performanceen_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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