Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Analysis of the psychomotor profile, learning difficulty and emotional level in preschoolers

Martha Lucia Avalos, Félix Zurita, Javier Cachón

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.172.14

Abstract

The study of emotions, learning and psychomotor profile is currently under development, but it has not been very numerous in preschool-age populations. Based on this, this work is proposed with the objectives of analysing emotional intelligence and psychomotor characteristics of a school population of children under 5 years old and establishing the relationships between psychomotor and intelligence parameters with sociodemographic variables. Sixty-two pre-schoolers between the ages of two and three (2.78 ± 0.42 years) in the city of Riobamba in Ecuador participated in this non-experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional study. They were administered the psychomotor battery (BMP) by Da Fonseca (1975), and the EKAT (Emotion Knowledge and Awareness Test) adapted to the child population by Rossi (2016). The results showed that most of the participants presented a normal psychomotor profile and had no learning difficulties, while the faces generated greater knowledge in which they looked annoyed and surprised. Work of this type promotes knowledge at a physical and cognitive level of elements that affect schoolchildren and that could have repercussions at a later age.


Keywords

Motor ability; Childhood; Emotional intelligence; Development

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