Special Issue "Un(der)explored Avenues in Motor Development Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2023) | Viewed by 10897
Interests: motor control; motor development; talent identification
Motor competence (MC) and its development in children and adolescents has attracted a considerable increase in interest from scholars as well as from health and policy workers in the past decade. The dominant focus in this research area is on interrelationships between actual and perceived motor competence, physical fitness, physical activity, and other aspects of health in typically developing children and adolescents, as for example outlined in the conceptual model of Stodden et al. (2008; Robinson et al., 2015; Barnett et al., 2021). Nevertheless, significant gaps in this intriguing area of research remain un(der)explored today. Therefore, this Special Issue is devoted to individual and environmental factors that are still underrepresented in the current body of literature. At the level of individual factors, studies on MC and its development in the early years, in aging adults, in elderly, as well as in clinical samples (e.g., children and adults with severe physical impairments or those suffering from chronic diseases) are welcomed. From an environmental perspective, research on long-term sustainable interventions (in naturalistic settings) and/or research with a focus on different movement contexts (e.g., aquatic skill competence) are examples we are seeking for this Special Issue on un(der)explored avenues in motor developmental research.
Prof. Dr. Matthieu Lenoir
Prof. Dr. Eva D'Hondt
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- motor competence
- motor development
- early childhood
- aging adults
- special target groups
- clinical populations
- aquatic competence
- sustainable interventions