websterElizabeth "Kip" Webster

Assistant Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Psychology, Berry College, 2009
Master's Degree:  Exercise Science, Auburn University, 2010
PhD: Kinesiology, Auburn University, 2013
Phone: 225-578- 2923
Fax: 225-578-3680
Email: kipwebster@lsu.edu

Office: 127 Huey P. Long Field House

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

Elizabeth (Kip) Webster, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. In 2009, she graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Her graduate work was conducted at Auburn University in the School of Kinesiology where she received a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Exercise Science with a dual-specialization in Physical Activity & Health and Motor Behavior. Her doctoral work focused on the integration of classroom-based physical activity and their influence on academic behaviors, physical activity, and mediators that promote participation in these activities (i.e., obesity and motor skill competency). In 2013, Dr. Webster joined the Center for Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. During this time she assisted with the revisions of the 3rd edition of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD), along with other projects that focused on: a) infant physical activity/ motor competency and b) NHANES data pertaining to preschool motor skill proficiency.

Dr. Webster’s research interests are focused on physical activity behaviors and motor skill competency in pediatric populations. Her research primarily examines school-based programs that target positive health-related outcomes, such as reducing childhood obesity and increasing physical activity, fitness, motor skill competency, and psychological variables related to health. Additionally, Dr. Webster researches the relationship between physical activity/ motor skill competency and academic achievement to promote more inclusion of physical activity into the school day, as well as school and state policies that directly relate to improving pediatric health.

 

Selected Publications

 

Webster, E.K. & Ulrich, D.A. (2017). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Test of Gross Motor Development – 3rd edition. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2016-0003

Wagner, M.O., Webster, E.K., Ulrich, D.A. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Test of Gross Motor Development – 3rd edition (German adaptation). Journal of Motor Learning and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2016-0006

Valentini, N.C., Zanell, L.W., & Webster, E.K. (2017). Test of Gross Motor Development – third edition: Establishing content and construct validity for Brazilian children. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2016-0002

Robinson, L.E., Okely, A.D, Webster, E.K., & Ulrich, D.A. (January 2017). A letter to the editor regarding Adamo et al.’s article - does intervening in childcare settings impact fundamental motor skills development? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(1), 218.

Presentations

Huck, L*., Molina, L.V.*, Tso, K.*, & Webster, E. K. (2017, April). Investigating the relationship between birth order of siblings and fundamental motor skill competency in children. Presented at LSU Discover Day, Undergraduate Research.

Tso, K.,* Molina, L.V.*, * Huck, L.*, & Webster, E.K. (2017, April) Investigating the reliability of the Youth Psychology and Movement (YPM) Lab protocol for training TGMD-3 novice coders . Presented at LSU Discover Day, Undergraduate Research.

Joseph, E.*, Webster, E.K., & Staiano, A. (2017). Relationship between children’s screen-time inside and outside of preschool. Presented at LSU Discover Day, Undergraduate Research.

Staiano, A.E., Joseph, E., Allen, A.T., Webster, E.K., & Martin, C.K. (2017, July).  Screen time in preschool: Relationships with preschool children’s physical activity and out-of-school screen-time. Accepted to the European College of Sport Science Conference in MetropolisRuhr, Germany.

Webster, E.K., Huck, L.*, Molina, L.V.*, & Tso, K.* (2017, June). Influence of body composition on actual and perceived motor competence in children. Accepted to the North American Society for Physical Activity and Sport Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Garn, A.C., & Webster, E.K. (2017, June). Application of Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling to Motor Evaluation: Improving the Construct Validity of the Test of Gross Motor Development – 2nd Edition. Accepted to the North American Society for Physical Activity and Sport Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Staiano, A.E., Allen, A.T., Webster, E.K., & Martin, C.K. (2017, April). What factors explain failure to meet clinical recommendations for preschool children’s screen-time? Presented at the Association for Clinical and Translational Sciences Conference in Washington, D.C.

Webster, E.K. (2016, November). TGMD-3 and Perceived Motor Competence: Preliminary Findings and Future Directions. Presented at the 2nd Assembly of the International Consortium on Motor Development Research in Columbia, S.C.

Palmer, K.K., Moore, R.W., Webster, E.K., & Robinson, L.E. (2016, November). The relationship between body fat percentage and physical activity in school-aged children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 28(4 Suppl 1), S54. doi: 10.1123/pes.2016.0242. 

Maeng, J., Webster, E.K., & Ulrich, D.A.(2016, April). Reliability for the Test of Gross Motor Development – Third edition (TGMD-3). Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87(Suppl 2), A38. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1194123

Webster, E.K., & Robinson, L.E. (2016, June). Relationship between motor skill competency and body composition in children. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37(Suppl 1), S148-S149.

Webster, E.K., & Ulrich, D.A. (2016, June). Comparison of two motor assessments: Test of Gross Motor Development – 3rd edition and Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2nd edition. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37(Suppl 1), S148.

Calhoun, J.R.V., Webster, E.K., & Garn, A.C. (2016). An investigation of the generalizability of buoyancy from academics to athletics. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37(Suppl 1), S168.

Pitchford, E.A., Webster, E.K., & Ulrich, D.A. (2016, June). Clinical validity of the Test of Gross Motor Development – 3rd edition for children with identified disabilties. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37(Suppl 1), S134-S135. 


Wagner, M.O., Webster, E.K., Ulrich, D.A. (2016, June). Factorial validity and measurement invariance of the Test of Gross Motor Development 3 (German adaptation). Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37(Suppl 1), S90.


Curriculum Vitae