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The Relationship between Motor Proficiency and Executive Function in Preschoolers
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The Relationship between Motor Proficiency and Executive Function in Preschoolers
Lee, Yun Ah; Lee, Wan Jeong;
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between preschoolers` motor proficiency and their executive function. Participants were 72 children who participated in individual tests. Motor proficiency was measured by a shortened form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Second Edition(BOT-2). Executive functions were assessed by utilizing the revised version of the four tasks: `Day-Night Task`, `Dimensional Change Card Sort Task`, `Lift Flag Task` and `Digit Span Task`. The major findings were as follows. First, the 5-year-olds motor proficiency was found to be better than the 4-year-olds. Second, the 5-year-olds executive function was found to be better than the 4-yeat-olds. Last, the 4-year-olds` and 5-year-olds` motor proficiency was related to their executive function. Concretely, fine manual control of motor proficiency was executive function and there was a high correlation. And behavior response inhibition and working memory of executive function was motor proficiency and there was a high correlation. Data analysis showed that preschoolers` motor proficiency and their executive function were different by their age level and that preschoolers` motor proficiency was correlated with their executive function.
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