The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence
Overview: The pictorial scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence (PMSC) was modelled in terms of the picture and response format on The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children (Harter & Pike, 1983) Ages 4 to 7.
The items in the PMSC were initially matched to the 12 items in the Test of Gross Motor Development - 2nd Edition (Ulrich; 2000). These items include six for each subtest: Locomotor: run, gallop, hop, leap, horizontal jump, slide and Object Control: striking a stationary ball, stationary dribble, kick, catch, overhand throw, and underhand roll.
Want a Copy?: Please contact A/Professor Lisa Barnett (Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Australia) for English versions of the PMSC.
Please note that all use needs to be cited according to the following:
Use of the ‘Perceived Movement Skill Competence for Young Children’ in any form (i.e. through the printed booklet or App version, and whether one skill item or all skill items are used), should be accompanied by the following acknowledgment. "The pictorial scale of ‘Perceived Movement Skill Competence for Young Children’ was developed by Lisa M Barnett, Nicola Ridgers, Avigdor Zask and Jo Salmon at Deakin University (Citation: Lisa M. Barnett, Nicola D. Ridgers, Avigdor Zask, and Jo Salmon, 'Face Validity and Reliability of a Pictorial Instrument for Assessing Fundamental Movement Skill Perceived Competence in Young Children', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18 (2015), 98-102). The concept of the ‘Perceived Movement Skill Competence for Young Children’ and item wording was originally taken from the ‘Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Acceptance for Young Children’ Susan Harter and Robin G. Pike 1980." Please also note that the images cannot be used for any other purpose.