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Independent and combined effects of sex and biological maturation on motor coordination and performance in prepubertal children

Journal Article


Abstract


  • © The Author(s) 2016.Sex differences and maturation-associated variation in fitness and motor coordination were examined in children aged 8-9 years (n=128, 67 girls). Assessments included stature and body mass, two-component body composition, percentage of predicted adult stature (as an index of biological maturation), and motor performance and coordination (Korperkoordinationstest fur Kinder). Compared to girls, boys were less advanced in maturation status, possessed larger fat mass, demonstrated superior performances in six tests of fitness, and obtained one superior score on the Korperkoordinationstest fur Kinder. After controlling for somatic maturation, sex differences persisted in the two multivariate domains: motor performance and motor coordination.

Authors


  •   De Oliveira Luz, Leonardo Gomes (external author)
  •   Cumming, Sean P. (external author)
  •   Duarte, Joao P. (external author)
  •   Valente-Dos-Santos, Joao (external author)
  •   Almeida, Maria J. (external author)
  •   Machado-Rodrigues, Aristides (external author)
  •   Padez, Cristina (external author)
  •   Carmo, Bruno Cleiton M. (external author)
  •   Santos, Rute M. (external author)
  •   Teixeira E Seabra, Andre Filipe (external author)
  •   Coelho-E-Silva, Manuel J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Luz, L. G. O., Cumming, S. P., Duarte, J. P., Valente-dos-Santos, J., Almeida, M. J., Machado-Rodrigues, A., Padez, C., Carmo, B. M., Santos, R., Seabra, A. & Coelho-E-Silva, M. J. (2016). Independent and combined effects of sex and biological maturation on motor coordination and performance in prepubertal children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 122 (2), 610-635.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84977177584

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2438

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 610

End Page


  • 635

Volume


  • 122

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • © The Author(s) 2016.Sex differences and maturation-associated variation in fitness and motor coordination were examined in children aged 8-9 years (n=128, 67 girls). Assessments included stature and body mass, two-component body composition, percentage of predicted adult stature (as an index of biological maturation), and motor performance and coordination (Korperkoordinationstest fur Kinder). Compared to girls, boys were less advanced in maturation status, possessed larger fat mass, demonstrated superior performances in six tests of fitness, and obtained one superior score on the Korperkoordinationstest fur Kinder. After controlling for somatic maturation, sex differences persisted in the two multivariate domains: motor performance and motor coordination.

Authors


  •   De Oliveira Luz, Leonardo Gomes (external author)
  •   Cumming, Sean P. (external author)
  •   Duarte, Joao P. (external author)
  •   Valente-Dos-Santos, Joao (external author)
  •   Almeida, Maria J. (external author)
  •   Machado-Rodrigues, Aristides (external author)
  •   Padez, Cristina (external author)
  •   Carmo, Bruno Cleiton M. (external author)
  •   Santos, Rute M. (external author)
  •   Teixeira E Seabra, Andre Filipe (external author)
  •   Coelho-E-Silva, Manuel J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Luz, L. G. O., Cumming, S. P., Duarte, J. P., Valente-dos-Santos, J., Almeida, M. J., Machado-Rodrigues, A., Padez, C., Carmo, B. M., Santos, R., Seabra, A. & Coelho-E-Silva, M. J. (2016). Independent and combined effects of sex and biological maturation on motor coordination and performance in prepubertal children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 122 (2), 610-635.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84977177584

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2438

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 610

End Page


  • 635

Volume


  • 122

Issue


  • 2