Perceptions of children’s motor abilities by children, parents and teachers as predictors of children’s motor skill performance

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This study investigated the links between children's motor performance using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2), with the perceptions of children, parents, and teachers of children's motor skills. Fifty-five children (8-12 years of age) completed the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ) and the Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC). Parents completed the Developmental Profile III (DP-III) and the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ-P) while teachers completed the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ-T) and the Teacher's Rating Scale of Child's Actual Behavior (SPPC-T). Regression analysis found that the children, parents, and teachers subscale scores together represented 36.9% of the variance in the BOT-2 total motor composite score. Findings from this study support the top-down assessment approach in paediatric occupational therapy practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-24
Number of pages12
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016


  • Assessment
  • psychomotor skills
  • self-report
  • students

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