The Movement Imagery Questionnaire for Children (MIQ-C; Martini, Carter, Yoxon, Cumming, & Ste-Marie, 2016) is an adapted version of the MIQ-3 (Williams Cumming, Ntoumanis, Nordin-Bates, Ramsey, & Hall, 2012).

It is also a 12-item questionnaire, but the instructions have been modified to make it suitable for use with children between the ages of 7 and 12 years.  It assess children’s ability to image four movements using internal visual imagery, external visual imagery, and kinesthetic imagery.

The MIQ-C has good psychometric properties and internal reliability. It has been translated into Persian and Portuguese.

Papers published that have used the MIQ-C:

Aali, M. B., & Shahbazi, M. (2018). The Psychometrics Properties of the Persian Version of the Children Motor Imagery Questionnaire (MIQ-C). Sport Psychology Studies (ie, mutaleat ravanshenasi varzeshi), 7(23), 115-136. https://doi.org/10.22089/SPSYJ.2017.4241.1440

Fuchs, C. T., & Caçola, P. (2018). Differences in accuracy and vividness of motor imagery in children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Human movement science, 60, 234-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2018.06.015

Martini, R., Carter, M. J., Yoxon, E., Cumming, J., Ste-Marie, D. M. (2016). Development and validation of the Movement Imagery Questionnaire for Children (MIQ-C). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 20, 190-201. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.08.008 or download here

Quinton, M. L., Cumming, J., Gray, R., Geeson, J., Crowley, H., Cooper, A., & Williams, S. E. (2014). A PETTLEP imagery intervention with young athletes. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity. https://doi.org/10.1515/jirspa-2014-000

Sooley, M., Cressman, E. K., & Martini, R. (2018). Movement imagery as a predictor of online control in typically developing children. Developmental Neuropsychology, 43(6), 508-523. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2018.1479754

Takazono, P. S., & Teixeira, L. A. (2018). Effect of association of imagery and physical practice on children’s motor learning. Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria & Desempenho Humano, 20(5), 363-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2018v20n5p363

Yavari Kateb, M., Gharayagh Zandi, H., & Moghadam Zadeh, A. (2018). Psychometric Analysis of Persian Version of Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Children Form (MIQ-C). International Journal of Motor Control and Learning, 1(1), 26-37.

Abstracts published that have used the MIQ-C:

Carter, M. J., Ste-Marie, D. M., Cummings, J., & Martini, R. (2012). Movement imagery ability in boys and girls 7 to 12 years old. Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 44(1).

Carter, M. J., Yoxon, E., Ste-Marie, D. M., Cumming, J., Martini, R. (2013). The validation of a movement imagery questionnaire for children (MIQ-C). Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35, S23-24.

* If you have used the MIQ-3 and would like to add your citation to this list, please email J.Cumming@Bham.ac.uk.

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