An De Meester

An De Meester
University of South Carolina | USC · Department of Physical Education

Phd in Health Sciences

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Introduction
An De Meester currently works at the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. An does research in Motor Development and (Motivation for) Physical Activity.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
University of South Carolina
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2017 - August 2019
Ghent University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
March 2012 - September 2017
Ghent University
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (37)
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Introduction In 2008, a conceptual model explaining the role of motor competence (MC) in children’s physical activity (PA), weight status, perceived MC and health-related fitness was published. Objective The purpose of the current review was to systematically compile mediation, longitudinal and experimental evidence in support of this conceptual m...
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Background Learning to cycle is an important milestone for children, but the popularity of cycling and the environmental factors that promote the development and practice of this foundational movement skill vary among cultures and across time. This present study aimed to investigate if country of residence and the generation in which a person was b...
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The aim of this study was twofold: first, to investigate whether perceived motor competence (PMC) mediates the relation between actual motor competence (AMC) and physical activity (PA) according to the conceptual model of motor development, and second to examine the role of different motivational regulations (i.e., intrinsic, identified, introjecte...
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This study's purpose was to explore the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and motor competence (MC) in 540 children, adolescents, and young adults. Using the Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Scale (SSEIT), participants were divided in three groups of high, average, and low EI. The short form of Bruininks-Oseretsky Test for...
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Objectives: Physical Education (PE) students’ motivations for participation in health-enhancing activities (Cardinal et al., 2013), anxiety levels (Cox & Ulrich-French, 2010), and self-confidence (Cecchini et al., 2001) may be significantly impacted by their PE teachers and peers. Therefore, this paper systematically examined and summarized scienti...
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This study aimed (1) to identify profiles in children based on actual motor competence (AMC), perceived motor competence (PMC), and organized sports participation (OSP), and (2) to examine differences among these profiles in weight status as well as autonomous motivation towards sports. Children's (N = 206; 112 boys; Mage = 10.83 ± 0.92 years) AMC,...
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Purpose : To study the relationship between actual motor competence (AMC) and perceived motor competence (PMC) in a large sample of 6- to 12-year-old children. Method : The AMC and PMC were measured ( N = 1,669, 55% boys) with the Athletic Skills Track and the Physical Self-Confidence Scale, respectively. A variable-centered approach was applied to...
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Children with visual impairments typically demonstrate lower levels of motor competence, physical activity, and perceived motor competence compared to their peers without visual impairments. Stodden and colleagues purport that perceived motor competence mediates the relationship between motor competence and physical activity for youth without visua...
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In 1980, Seefeldt introduced the concept of a motor skill "proficiency barrier" that provides a conceptual basis for understanding the importance of a motor skill barrier as it relates to critical public health initiatives. While the intent of Seefeldt's proficiency barrier hypothesis had great potential to advance the field of motor development, t...
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Background: Actual and perceived motor competence are important correlates of various health-related behaviors. As such, numerous studies have examined the association between both constructs in children and adolescents. Objectives: The first aim of this review and meta-analysis was to systematically examine, analyze and summarize the scientific...
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While football/soccer is the most influential sport in the world, it is surprising that developmental sequences of forceful kicking have not been adequately described and validated in the literature. The purpose of this study was to explore potential developmental sequences for forceful kicking using a prelongitudinal screening method. Data were de...
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Purpose: The present study examined whether groups of children with different physical fitness and fitness enjoyment profiles could be identified and, if so, whether the different groups varied from one another in terms of organized sports participation. Method: Five hundred and fifty-eight 8-11-year-olds (56.99% boys) participated in this cross-s...
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Background: Research stemming from Self-Determination Theory (SDT) shows that physical education (PE) teachers who endorse an autonomy-supportive and structuring motivating style positively affect students’ motivation, engagement and learning. Choice provision and positive feedback are two concrete strategies that are part of an autonomy-supportive...
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This review provides an overview of the existing literature on school-aged children's and youth's (i.e. 6-to 18-year-olds) personal and social development within the context of physical education and sports. A total of 4359 non-duplicate articles were retrieved from six databases. After the title, abstract and full text screening, 88 articles met t...
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Children’s Levels of Energy Expenditure, Perceived Exertion, and Fun During Discrete Skill Practice
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Physical literacy refers to the confidence, competence, motivation, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities throughout the lifespan. Little is known regarding the physical literacy of children/adolescents with visual impairments. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine predictors...
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Objective This study explored whether pupils’ state body satisfaction during physical education related to the degree to which they indicated that physical education stimulated them to engage in sports activities outside of school. It also investigated whether pupils’ self-determined motivation mediated this relationship, such that pupils with high...
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Physical inactivity is one of the major risk factors for poor health in the world. Therefore, effective interventions that promote physical activity are needed. Hence, we developed an eHealth intervention for adults, i.e., ‘MyPlan 1.0’, which includes self-regulation techniques for behaviour change. This study examined the effect of ‘MyPlan 1.0’ on...
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Background: According to Self-Determination Theory, teachers and sport coaches can differ in the motivating style they rely upon to motivate young people. When endorsing an autonomy-supportive motivating style, instructors try to identify, vitalize, and nurture youngsters’ inner motivational resources. In contrast, instructors with a dominant contr...
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Background and aims: In the last twenty years, there has been increasing evidence that Motor Competence (MC) is vital for developing an active and healthy lifestyle. This study analyses the associations between motor competence and its components, with health-related fitness (HRF). Methods: A random sample of 546 children (278 males, mean = 10.7...
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Despite the positive short- and long-term health effects of regular moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), the majority of children and adolescents worldwide do not meet the international recommendation of at least 60 min of MVPA per day. MVPA levels and participation rates in sports are globally declining, especially during adolescence. He...
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Objectives This study examined the existence of a threshold level (proficiency barrier) of actual motor competence (MC) below which a child is not likely to attain 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day. Design A cross-sectional study Methods Actual MC was assessed in 326 children (48.5% boys; age = 9.50 ± 1.24yrs) us...
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Purpose The goals were to investigate whether extracurricular school-based sports reach students not engaging in community sports and whether extracurricular school-based sports participants are more physically active and/or autonomously motivated towards sports than non-participants. Method 1526 students (48.0% boys; 85.9% Belgian natives; age=15...
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Background Positive associations between motor competence and physical activity have been identified by means of variable-centered analyses. To expand the understanding of these associations, this study used a person-centered approach to investigate whether different combinations (i.e., profiles) of actual and perceived motor competence exist (aim...
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The present study used a person-centred approach to examine whether different profiles based on actual and perceived motor competence exist in elementary school children. Multilevel regression analyses were conducted to explore how children with different motor competence-based profiles might differ in their autonomous motivation for sports and glo...
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Objectives: Positive relationships among perceived motor competence (PMC), motivation for sports and global self-worth have been identified in previous studies by means of variable-centered analyses. However, it remains unclear how actual motor competence (AMC) relates to both correlates. To gain more insight into the role of both AMC and PMC in te...
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The present study identified adolescents’ motor competence (MC)-based profiles (e.g., high actual and low perceived MC), and accordingly investigated differences in motivation for physical education (PE), physical activity (PA) levels, and sports participation between profiles by using regression analyses. Actual MC was measured with the Körperkoor...
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Achtergrond: Ondanks het feit dat fysieke activiteit aan heel wat fysieke en mentale gezondheidsvoordelen is gelinkt, blijkt dat slechts een minderheid van de Vlamingen voldoet aan de gezondheidsgerelateerde norm van dagelijks 30 minuten matig tot zwaar intense fysieke activiteit. Om mensen te kunnen motiveren om voldoende fysiek actief te zijn, is...
Conference Paper
Session 3 — Adapted sport to children and long term development S39 Implemented project Wanting to be conform to the European Qualification Framework (EQF) by installing a National Qualification Framework (NQF) basing on competences, outcomes and Long Term Athlete development (LTAD), ENEPS has reformed its instruction system concerning about all th...
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Extracurricular school-based sports are considered to be an ideal means of reaching children who are not active in community sports. The purposes of this study were to examine the extent to which pupils not engaging in community sports do participate in extracurricular school-based sports, and to assess whether extracurricular school-based sports p...

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Is there a moderating role of actual motor competence in the relationship between providing choices/type of feedback and diverse motivational outcomes?