Keywords

Athletic ability, Football -- Training, Motor ability -- Testing, Psychobiology

Abstract

Psychobiomotor assessment refers to the use of a combination of psychological, biological, and motor-performance tests to comprehensively analyze the skills, attributes, and performance capabilities of athletes. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that there are significant psychobiomotor differences between successful collegiate football players in the offensive backfield positions and those players who are rates as less successful in these positions. Subjects were 19 male volunteer tryouts (mean age = 20.5) for the positions of quarterback and halfback on the inaugural University of Central Florida football team. They were assessed on the physiological variable anaerobic capacity, they psychological dimensions measure by the Cattell 16PF, and also on four football-playing skills. Football-playing ability (the dependent variable) was assessed by coaches' ratings on 15 sub-variables determined to be important to the offensive backfield positions. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis, utilized to give the best linear composite of the predictor variables to the dependent variable, resulted in a multiple correlation coefficient of .85 (p < .005). The prediction equation included four variables: conservativism, aggressiveness, anaerobic capacity, and pass-receiving ability. Thus, a significant 68% of the variance of football-playing ability was accounted for by the use of these four psychobiomotor variables. By using a validated test battery, team personnel, performance, profits, prestige, and effectiveness could be improved. Also, a better could be used to train current team members on areas of relative skill deficiencies.

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Graduation Date

Summer 1980

Advisor

Blau, Burton I.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Clinical Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

73 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013298

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