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    KINE 199 Spring 2019

Early development and motor skills

Like we discussed in class on Monday, self esteem appears to have some sort of relationship on motor development. This article that I found starts by saying that children have unrealistically positive views of themselves during the preschool years however, this changes when they get deeper into the schooling system; feedback from their environment, and their self-evaluations become largely based on social comparisons with those around them. They then become increasingly critical of how their performance compares to others, and they are able to acknowledge missed opportunities and failed experiences. Furthermore, it is concluded that individuals with poorer motor skills had a relationship with lower self-esteem. Consequently, they are judgmental of their skills and decide not to participate as they get older and develop bad motor habits.

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This correlation makes since to me. It is sad that as we get older we lose self esteem because the world around us tells us that we aren’t good enough. Those with poorer motor skills often feel judged or put down, which is very unfair and would lead to also anyone having less self esteem. 03-27-2019 9:09am

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Comment by Samantha Schmidt

I think that this is very important! Especially when looking at different cultures who value different things, self esteem levels are different. This goes to show how self esteem is influence by cultures and society. This brings the question to... more »I think that this is very important! Especially when looking at different cultures who value different things, self esteem levels are different. This goes to show how self esteem is influence by cultures and society. This brings the question to mind of what ways schools can change in order to be less comparative and therefore increase self esteem in kids? 03-27-2019 12:12pm

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Comment by Allison Nelson

I find it rather sad that children are facing self esteem issues. Today, society is revolved around impressing others and criticizing how people look or act. Much judgement and feedback from the environment is negative, no wonder individuals are... more »I find it rather sad that children are facing self esteem issues. Today, society is revolved around impressing others and criticizing how people look or act. Much judgement and feedback from the environment is negative, no wonder individuals are having problems with low-self esteem and confidence. In class we are learning how participation in physical activities are decreasing due to students/individuals not wanting to get judged and this is reducing their development of motor skills. 03-27-2019 8:20pm

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