Psychometric properties of the Test of Gross Motor Development, third edition (German Translation): Results of a pilot study

Matthias O. Wagner, E. Kipling Webster, Dale A. Ulrich

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Abstract

The Test of Gross Motor Development, 3rd Edition (TGMD-3) is a process-oriented fundamental movement skill assessment to examine the movement patterns displayed by children between the ages of 3 and 10 years. Within this paper, results of a pilot study on the reliability, validity, and measurement invariance across gender of the TGMD-3 (German translation) are presented. In total, performances of 189 typically developing children (99 boys, 90 girls, 56 kindergarten children, 133 elementary school children, Mage = 7.15 ± 2.02 years) are analyzed. Results provide preliminary evidence for test-retest, interrater and intrarater reliability, internal consistency, age- and gender- specific performance trends, factorial validity, measurement invariance across gender, divergent validity, and ball skill- related concurrent and predictive validity of the TGMD-3 (German translation). Subsequent research should be focused on a verification of the present findings on a representative database to foster the application of the TGMD-3 (German translation) in different settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-44
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Motor Learning and Development
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Motor competencies
  • Process-oriented assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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