Psychometric Properties of a French-Canadian Version of the Test of Gross Motor Development-Third Edition (TGMD-3): A Bifactor Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Christophe Maïano, Alexandre J.S. Morin, Johanne April, E. Kipling Webster, Olivier Hue, Claude Dugas, Dale Ulrich

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Abstract

The objective was to assess the psychometric properties of a French-Canadian version of the third edition of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD-3). Participants were 127 French-speaking Canadian children. Results supported the validity-reliability of a bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling representation of the TGMD-3. Additionally, results supported a lack of differential item functioning as a function of age, body mass index (BMI), physical activity/sport practice (PA/SP), and sex. Finally, latent mean differences showed that: (a) older children score lower on specific skills and higher on the global motor skills factor than younger children; (b) children with a higher BMI score lower on locomotor skills than children with a lower BMI; (c) children with higher weekly frequency of PA/SP score higher on the global motor skills factor than children with a lower weekly frequency of PA/SP; and (d) boys score higher on ball skills and lower locomotor skills than girls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalMeasurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Age
  • bifactor
  • body mass index
  • exploratory structural equation modeling
  • gross motor skills
  • physical activity
  • sex
  • sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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