Fundamental Motor Skill among 6-Year-Old Children in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

  •  Syahrial Bakhtiar    


This study examined 6 year-old children’s fundamental motor skills. Participants were 67 first grade elementary students in rural and urban area in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia. All participants were evaluated with the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) (Ulrich, 2000). Boys were slightly higher in both locomotor and manipulative skills, yet there were no gender differences for both skills. Children in the average fundamental motor skills group is more in the rural area as compared to urban areas. Urban area children with advance fundamental skills development is lower than the numbers with average fundamental motor skills development. It is suggested that a larger scale of study should be conducted to get a baseline data about Indonesian children motor proficiency.

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