The effects of creative movement activities in the preschool classroom and children's ability to move on children's social competence

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dc.contributor Hernandez-Reif, Maria
dc.contributor Hall, James C.
dc.contributor.advisor Jeon, Hyun-Joo
dc.contributor.author Mclaughlin, Elyse Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:24:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:24:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000790
dc.identifier.other Mclaughlin_alatus_0004M_10894
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1294
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The current study examined the relationship between parent and teacher-reported social competence of preschool children and the children's observed involvement in creative movement activities in their classroom. A sample of 51 children, ages three to five-years-old (M = 53.32 SD = 7.19; months), from a university affiliated preschool were observed during regularly scheduled music and movement times with their lead teachers. Children and teachers were videotaped during these activities and coded for their behaviors. After controlling for child age, child gender, family income, and parent education, the strongest predictor of children's social competence was their physical ability to move. Children's observed creative movement was also a significant predictor of their social competence when reported by teachers. The current study also found that during music and movement activities, when teachers used instructional media, verbal instruction, and physical cues, children were more likely to participate in the activity, but not engage in creative movement. Significant differences in children's movement participation and teachers' behaviors were also found among the four classrooms that participated in the study.
dc.format.extent 63 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Elementary education
dc.title The effects of creative movement activities in the preschool classroom and children's ability to move on children's social competence
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Human Development and Family Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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