Title

The effects of relaxation and imagery training on free throw shooting : multiple baseline across subject design

Abstract

A multiple baseline across subjects design was used to evaluate the effects of relaxation training and guided imagery on the free throw shooting accuracy of high school basketball players After initial baselines were established for eight subjects for free throw shooting, two subjects received training in relaxation and imagery techniques. They were given practice instructions, a practice tape, and a practice log to record the amount of time they practiced and any cormnents regarding their practice experiences. Each week thereafter, two more subjects received training. The multiple baseline across subjects design can indicate more clearly than a between groups design which individuals improve as a result of training. In this investigation, the results were mixed and revealed that some subjects improved in free throw shooting accuracy, while others did not. The results are interpreted as suggesting that compliance with practice instructions in relaxation and imagery ls one variable mediating improvement. In addition, the cumulative effect of practice over time ls also emphasized. Finally, suggestions for future research are offered.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1992

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Jensen, Bernard J.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Clinical Psychology

Format

Print

Pages

75 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022757

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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