Larissa True
State University of New York at Cortland
Gross motor skillPsychologyMotor skillPhysical fitnessPhysical therapy
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Publications 13
#1Ryan M. Hulteen (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 5
#1Ryan Hulteen (ACU: Australian Catholic University)
Last. Karen A. Pfeiffer (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 34
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ABSTRACTThere is a positive association between motor competence and physical activity in child populations. Little is known about the relative variance explained in physical activity when process-...
The health status and physical activity levels in the United States of adolescents and adults is disheartening. Many health professionals have been using the term exercise is medicine to advocate more physically active lifestyles. Unfortunately, the focus of most PE curriculums is directed toward a sport and game model, which research indicates does not prepare students for continued PA, exercise, and fitness. This article challenges higher education and secondary PE programs to reevaluate the c...
#1Carlos J. Luz (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 6
#2Rita Cordovil (University of Lisbon)H-Index: 11
Last. David F. Stodden (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 23
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Abstract Background Motor competence and health-related fitness are important components for the development and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle in children. This study examined cross-cultural performances on motor competence and health-related fitness between Portuguese and U.S. children. Methods Portuguese (n = 508; 10.14 ± 2.13 years , mean ± SD) and U.S. (n = 710; 9.48 ± 1.62 years) children performed tests of cardiorespiratory fitness (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run), u...
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#1Ryan M. HulteenH-Index: 5
Last. Chris LonsdaleH-Index: 31
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#1An De Meester (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 6
#2David F. Stodden (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 23
Last. Leen Haerens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Objectives This study examined the existence of a threshold level (proficiency barrier) of actual motor competence (MC) below which a child is not likely to attain 60 min of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day. Design A cross-sectional study. Methods Actual MC was assessed in 326 children (48.5% boys; age = 9.50 ± 1.24 years) using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2; MVPA was measured with ActiGraph GT3X + accelerometers. Perceived MC, included as a potential mediat...
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#1Larissa TrueH-Index: 5
#2Ali BrianH-Index: 7
Last. David F. StoddenH-Index: 23
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Motor competence is associated with psychological and physical health outcomes. A reciprocal relationship between motor competence and perceptions of physical competence exists, but the developmental trajectory of the motor competence/perceived competence relationship is not well understood. Standardized assessments take a product- or process-oriented approach, but research concerning the motor competence/perceived competence relationship is limited to using process-oriented assessments. It is u...
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#1Sally Taunton (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 3
#2Ali Brian (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 7
Last. Larissa True (State University of New York at Cortland)H-Index: 5
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a six-week Universal Design for Learning motor skill intervention (SKIP-UDL) on the fundamental motor skills (FMS) of young children with and without disabilities. Participants ages 3-5, (N = 69; females = 43%; Mage = 4.6, SD = .51, disability = 42%) completed the study. An ANOVA with repeated measures showed a significant main effect for time, F(1, 19) = 164.89, p < .001, η2 = .89, group, F(2, 18) = 6.610, p = .007, η2 = .42, as well as a ...
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#1Larissa True (State University of New York at Cortland)H-Index: 5
#2Karen A. Pfeiffer (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 34
Last. Russell R. Pate (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 92
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Abstract Objectives Environmental characteristics within preschools that influence children’s motor competence are largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to examine the contribution of various preschool environmental characteristics to children’s locomotor, object control, and total gross motor scores. Design Cross-sectional, observational study of 3–5 year-old children ( n = 229) from 22 preschools in South Carolina. Methods The Children’s Activity and Movement in Preschool Study...
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