The purpose of the study was to develop a physical self-efficacy scale to assess children’s perception of personal strength, speed, and coordinative abilities. A 6-item scale, titled Perceived Physical Ability Scale for Children, was presented to a sample of 1914 children, 997 girls and 917 boys, ranging in age from 8 to 10 years, drawn from 15 elementary schools representing different regions of Italy. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the data provided support for the internal validity and reliability of a single factor structure of the scale across sex and age categories. It is argued that the scale can be used for both research and applied purposes.
|Titolo:||A Physical self-efficacy scale for children|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|