The effects of relaxation and imagery training on free throw shooting : multiple baseline across subject design
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 comments 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 is one variable mediating improvement. In addition, the cumulative effect of practice over time is also emphasized. Finally, suggestions for future research are offered.
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Jensen, Bernard J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Golden, Janet C., "The effects of relaxation and imagery training on free throw shooting : multiple baseline across subject design" (1992). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4418.