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Development and Initial Validation of the NyTid Test: A Movement Assessment Tool for Compulsory School Pupils.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2232-253X
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Psychology research group.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, ISSN 1091-367X, E-ISSN 1532-7841, Vol. 19, no 1, 34-43 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study presents the development process and initial validation of the NyTid test, a process-oriented movement assessment tool for compulsory school pupils. A sample of 1,260 (627 girls and 633 boys; mean age of 14.39) Swedish school children participated in the study. In the first step, exploratory factor analyses (EFAs) were performed in Sample 1, consisting of one third of the participants. The EFA indicated that the 17 skills in the test could be reduced to 12 and divided into four factors. In the second step, the suggested factor structure was cross-validated with confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) in the larger Sample 2. The NyTid test adopts a holistic perspective in which qualitative criteria offer an alternative approach to product-oriented measurement. The study confirms that the NyTid test is a valid process-oriented assessment tool designed for typically developed children aged 12 and 16. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

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2015. Vol. 19, no 1, 34-43 p.
Keyword [en]
process-oriented assessment, movement development, movement skills, confirmatory factor analyses, the NyTid test
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Sport and Fitness Sciences Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3746DOI: 10.1080/1091367X.2014.975228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3746DiVA: diva2:790474
Available from: 2015-02-24 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved
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1. Bedömningar av ungas rörelseförmåga: En idrottsvetenskaplig problematisering och validering
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bedömningar av ungas rörelseförmåga: En idrottsvetenskaplig problematisering och validering
2016 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall purpose of this thesis is to investigate, discuss and problematise different aspects of movement ability. The four sub-studies of the thesis deal with various issues concerning assessment of movement ability. First, the focus is on how the concept of physical literacy has influenced the steering document of the subject physical education and health (PEH) in Sweden. The question is: What kind of tensions and conflicts arise when different approaches and interpretations of movement ability are used in an educational context? Second, a structural validation is conducted of the NyTid test, an assessment tool developed to assess basic and complex movement skills at the ages of 12-16 years. The question is: Which categories of movement skills are identified through the validation of the NyTid test? Third, the study examines how ‘ability’ is conceptualised, configured and produced in movement tests and movement assessment tools. Finally, an investigation of how or whether an assessed low or high movement ability at the age of 15 matters for developing an interest in, or taste for, sport and physical activities nine years later, in young adulthood.

Movement ability is studied from different perspectives, including a multidisciplinary sport science approach using mixed methods. The theoretical standpoint in the sociocultural analyses is inspired by Bourdieu’s theories and concepts of habitus, capital, field and doxa, which are used as analytical tools. Different theories relating to the evaluation of movement abilities as product- or process oriented assessment are also made use of.

Movement abilities tests and assessment tools are also found to construct a specific and narrow form of physical capital strongly related to traditional sports. Accordingly, the social construction of movement ability through assessment tools is far from neutral and could affect how children see themselves and their sense of ‘ability’. Furthermore, the assumption that an acquired high level of movement ability plays a central role for being physically active is challenged in the thesis. Even though pupils at the age of 15 had a low level of assessed movement ability, it did not prevent them from acquiring a taste for sport and physical activity later in life. However, more studies on movement ability and the underlining mechanisms and factors for engaging in physical activities are necessary.

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Stockholm: Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, 2016
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Avhandlingsserie för Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, 06
Keyword
movement ability, movement competence, fundamental movement skills, movement assessment, motor skills test, the NyTid test, youth, physical education and health, physical activity, physical literacy, social construction, physical capital, habitus, structural validation, longitudinal study
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
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urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4351 (URN)978-91-980862-7-0 (ISBN)
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2016-03-11, Aulan, Lidingövägen 1, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
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