The accuracy of parents' perceptions of their preschool children's gross motor abilities Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/73666689k

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • The purpose of this research was to determine the extent to which parents and professionals were in agreement prior to and following intervention regarding their Judgement of the gross motor abilities of the parents' preschool children. Each child was tested by a professional on the Ulrich Test of Gross Motor Development (1985). Dependent measures were parents' perceptions (N = 28 pairs) of their children's gross motor abilities. Parents were randomly assigned to either an intervention (treatment) or non-intervention (control) group. The intervention period included two-ninety minute videotaped observational training sessions, on how to observe gross motor patterns in a young child, over a two-week period. At the conclusion of the intervention period, all parents completed a questionnaire similar to one completed prior to intervention. Both questionnaires provided information on parents' perceptions of their children's gross motor abilities. Paired-t tests were used to determine if significant differences existed between parents and professionals prior to intervention. Paired-t tests were also used following observational training intervention to analyze any changes over time between the pre-intervention and post-intervention periods for intervention and nonintervention parents. Student-t tests were used to compare post-intervention differences between intervention parents and nonintervention parents. An alpha level of .10 was used in this study. The results of the study revealed a significant difference between parents' perceptions and professional assessments. Most parents tended to overestimate their children's gross motor abilities relative to the professional standard. Significant differences were reported for changes occurring over time between the pre-intervention and post-intervention periods. Significant differences also were found between groups following intervention. Parents receiving observational training demonstrated more realistic perceptions of their children's gross motor abilities relative to professional assessments than did parents not receiving observational training. As a result of these investigations, it was determined that parents and professionals were generally not in agreement with respect to children's current level of functioning in gross motor abilities. Parents, as previous literature has described, also tended to overestimate their children's abilities. Furthermore, the introduction of an intervention program, which trained parents to become better evaluators of motor ability, resulted in positively influencing parents' perceptions of their children's gross motor abilities.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 5.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-04-12T21:49:21Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 GronerMichaelD1990.pdf: 5021300 bytes, checksum: 14126632775473c321c921caa46986df (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-04-18T17:20:30Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 GronerMichaelD1990.pdf: 5021300 bytes, checksum: 14126632775473c321c921caa46986df (MD5) Previous issue date: 1990-05-03
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Kaylee Patterson (kdpscanner@gmail.com) on 2013-04-12T21:42:32Z No. of bitstreams: 1 GronerMichaelD1990.pdf: 5021300 bytes, checksum: 14126632775473c321c921caa46986df (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-04-18T17:20:30Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 GronerMichaelD1990.pdf: 5021300 bytes, checksum: 14126632775473c321c921caa46986df (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items