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Motor Skill Competence Matters in Promoting Physical Activity and Health


Publishing date
01 Apr 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
20 Nov 2020

Lead Editor

1The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

2Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

3University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, USA

4University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA

5Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

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Motor Skill Competence Matters in Promoting Physical Activity and Health

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Low levels of physical activity and fitness in children may increase the risk of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia during childhood and may contribute to the development of chronic diseases in adulthood. Regular participation in physical activity plays a significant role in the quality of health and prevention of disease throughout an individual’s lifespan. The development of competent motor skills has been posited to be a casual determinant for physical fitness, physical activity behaviors, and positive health outcomes in childhood, as learning to move is a necessary skill that underpins future physical activity. Research shows that the development of competent motor skills in childhood and adolescence is associated with higher health-related physical fitness, enjoyment and perceived competence.

Longitudinal data in children have also suggested that higher motor skill competence results in sustained levels of physical activity and health-related fitness over time. Thus, the correlation between motor skill, competence and physical activity or sedentary behavior across an individual’s lifespan has become an emerging trend in the field, as more and more researchers have conducted investigations in this area of inquiry in the past decade.

Therefore, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to understand the relationships between motor skill, competence, physical activity, fitness, and health outcomes among various populations. In this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in articles examining the effects of physical activity programs on motor skill competence, health-related physical fitness, and health outcomes, as well as the correlates and determinants of motor skill competence and physical activity across the lifespan through experimental and observational research designs.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Trials investigating the effectiveness of physical activity programs targeting motor skill competence improvement
  • Trials exploring the effects of movement-based intervention programs on health-related physical fitness and other health outcomes, including biomarkers, psychological and mental health
  • Observation studies examining correlates and determinants of motor skill, competence, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors in various populations
  • Longitudinal cohort studies exploring trajectory changes of individuals’ motor skill, competence, physical activity, and health outcomes
  • Descriptive studies examining the current status of motor skill, competence, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors in specific populations
  • Feasibility studies investigating innovative movement-based intervention programs for health outcomes
  • Correlation studies examining relationships among children’s motor skill, competence, physical activity, and cognitive development
  • Studies investigating the role of motor skill competence in promoting health and learning in special populations

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6631365
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Motor Competence, Physical Fitness, and Academic Achievement in Young School-Aged Children

Maja Batez | Živan Milošević | ... | Nebojša Trajković
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8160756
  • - Review Article

Effects of Physical Activity on Children’s Motor Skill Development: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Daniel J. McDonough | Wenxi Liu | Zan Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6639341
  • - Research Article

A Follow-Up Study of Motor Skill Development and Its Determinants in Preschool Children from Middle-Income Family

Huan Wang | Yanjie Chen | ... | Weizhen Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8938763
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Validity of Children’s Movement Skill Quotient (CMSQ) Based on the Physical Education Classroom Environment

Jindong Chang | Yan Li | ... | Naiqing Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9797439
  • - Review Article

High-Intensity Interval Training versus Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training on Health Outcomes for Children and Adolescents: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jun Yin | Zhixiong Zhou | Tianwen Lan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9080697
  • - Research Article

The Impact of 12-Week Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics Programme on the Dynamic Agility in Single-Dual-Task Conditions in Older Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Jan Adamczyk | Roman Celka | ... | Janusz Maciaszek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8690540
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Functional Movement Screen, Star Excursion Balance Test, and Physical Fitness in Junior Athletes with Different Sports Injury Risk

Wen-Dien Chang | Li-Wei Chou | ... | Shuya Chen
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