Multivariate relationships among visual perceptual attributes and gross motor tasks with different environmental demands

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Patricia Ann Beitel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: This descriptive study investigates the underlying factors and interrelationships among five visual perceptual attributes and two performance stages of two gross motor tasks with different spatial/ temporal environmental demands. The Spatial Motor Task is a modification of the Scott Motor Ability Obstacle Race (Scott, 1943). The Spatial/temporal Motor Task is a modification of the Crawford Soccer Test Battery (Crawford, 1957). The basic difference in task demands is the moving ball in the latter task. Early and later performance stages are determined by averaging the first three scores on the first day and averaging the best three scores on the second day. The visual perceptual variables, selected on the basis of their role in performance of gross motor tasks as previously reported in research, are Coincidence Anticipation, Field Dependence/independence, Perceptual Speed, Peripheral Range, and Spatial Relations. Data were collected over a three week period of time during the spring 1977 semester. All assessments are made on a carefully scheduled basis by trained administrators. Eighty randomly selected undergraduate women enrolled in the general college physical education classes serve as subjects.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Perceptual-motor processes
Visual perception
Motor ability

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