The effect and perceptions of a pre-performance routine on an individual’s concentration during a free throw task.

Harris, Bryony (2017) The effect and perceptions of a pre-performance routine on an individual’s concentration during a free throw task. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the effect and perceptions of a pre-performance routine (PPR) intervention on an individual’s concentration during a free throw task. Eight sporting university students who were selected through a screening process to participate in the study under a single subject design format. Participants were required to take thirty free throw shots during each testing block across ten sessions under a no distraction, baseline and intervention phase. Following the testing, a social validation questionnaire was conducted with each participant through a semi-structured interview format. This was taken place immediately afterwards. Questions revolved around the testing process and the participants’ perceptions of their PPR and the effect it had on their concentration and performance during the intervention phase of the testing. A thematic analysis provided four key themes that highlighted: the effect of the distraction, pressure on the participant, pre-performance routine components and its psychological effect with a further thirteen subsequent themes beneath them. All in all, it was found that the PPR had improved free throw accuracy for seven out of the eight participants, with the intervention proven effective and satisfactory to all in aiding their concentration.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons)Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 15:49
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3146

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