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Use of electronic games by young children and fundamental movement skills?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study investigated associations between pre-school children's

    time spent playing electronic games and their fundamental movement skills. In

    2009, 53 children had physical activity (Actigraph accelerometer counts per minute),

    parent proxy-report of child's time in interactive and non-interactive electronic

    games (min./week), and movement skill (Test of Gross Motor Development-2)

    assessed. Hierarchical linear regression, adjusting for age (range = 3-6 years), sex

    (Step 1), and physical activity (cpm; M = 687, SD = 175.42; Step 2), examined the

    relationship between time in (a) non-interactive and (b) interactive electronic games

    and locomotor and object control skill. More than half (59%, n = 31) of the children

    were female. Adjusted time in interactive game use was associated with object control

    but not locomotor skill. Adjusted time in non-interactive game use had no association

    with object control or locomotor skill. Greater time spent playing interactive

    electronic games is associated with higher object control skill proficiency in these

    young children. Longitudinal and experimental research is required to determine if

    playing these games improves object control skills or if children with greater object

    control skill proficiency prefer and play these games.

Authors


  •   Barnett, Lisa M. (external author)
  •   Hinkley, Trina (external author)
  •   Okely, Anthony D.
  •   Hesketh, Kylie (external author)
  •   Salmon, Jo (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Barnett, L. M., Hinkley, T., Okely, A. D., Hesketh, K. & Salmon, J. (2012). Use of electronic games by young children and fundamental movement skills?. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 114 (3), 1023-1034.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866460199

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1123

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1023

End Page


  • 1034

Volume


  • 114

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study investigated associations between pre-school children's

    time spent playing electronic games and their fundamental movement skills. In

    2009, 53 children had physical activity (Actigraph accelerometer counts per minute),

    parent proxy-report of child's time in interactive and non-interactive electronic

    games (min./week), and movement skill (Test of Gross Motor Development-2)

    assessed. Hierarchical linear regression, adjusting for age (range = 3-6 years), sex

    (Step 1), and physical activity (cpm; M = 687, SD = 175.42; Step 2), examined the

    relationship between time in (a) non-interactive and (b) interactive electronic games

    and locomotor and object control skill. More than half (59%, n = 31) of the children

    were female. Adjusted time in interactive game use was associated with object control

    but not locomotor skill. Adjusted time in non-interactive game use had no association

    with object control or locomotor skill. Greater time spent playing interactive

    electronic games is associated with higher object control skill proficiency in these

    young children. Longitudinal and experimental research is required to determine if

    playing these games improves object control skills or if children with greater object

    control skill proficiency prefer and play these games.

Authors


  •   Barnett, Lisa M. (external author)
  •   Hinkley, Trina (external author)
  •   Okely, Anthony D.
  •   Hesketh, Kylie (external author)
  •   Salmon, Jo (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Barnett, L. M., Hinkley, T., Okely, A. D., Hesketh, K. & Salmon, J. (2012). Use of electronic games by young children and fundamental movement skills?. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 114 (3), 1023-1034.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866460199

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1123

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1023

End Page


  • 1034

Volume


  • 114

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States