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The use of mental imagery by aesthetic athletes prior to competition

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dc.contributor.supervisor Hoar, Sharleen Link, Courtney Anne University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2012-03-29T18:35:25Z 2012-03-29T18:35:25Z 2011
dc.description xi, 64 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the influence of state-confidence on aesthetic athletes’ precompetitive imagery function use. Important individual differences effecting functional imagery use require empirical confirmation. Proposed is state-confidence as a factor influencing the functions of imagery used immediately prior to competition. Also, sport type may also be a moderator of the relationship and thus, is constrained in this study. Female aesthetic athletes from Southern Alberta (N = 180, Mage = 14.64, SD = 1.88) completed measures of state-confidence, imagery ability, and frequency of imagery function use. One-way ANCOVA tests revealed that athletes with high state-confidence used significantly more cognitive specific, cognitive general, motivation general-arousal, and motivational general-mastery functions of imagery than low state-confident athletes. Findings imply that applied sport psychology consultants should be more encouraging of preparation strategies with low state-confident athletes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Imagery (Psychology) -- Research en_US
dc.subject Visualization -- Research en_US
dc.subject Sports -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Sports -- Psychological aspects -- Research en_US
dc.subject Athletes en_US
dc.subject Achievement motivation -- Research en_US
dc.subject Performance -- Research en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The use of mental imagery by aesthetic athletes prior to competition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US Masters

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