Date of Award

2002

Degree Name

Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Elizabeth Kelley Boyles

Second Advisor

Fred Kreig

Third Advisor

Joyce Meikamp

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in gross and fine motor abilities in preschool aged children in West Virginia. Subjects consisted of 21 males and 16 females. Data was collected via the West Virginia Educare Initiative using the Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs. Results of this study indicate that there are no significant gender differences in either gross motor or fine motor abilities in preschool aged children.

Subject(s)

Motor ability in children -- Effect of gender on -- West Virginia.