The Effects of Using Positive Reinforcement with Male College Basketball Players to Increase Basketball Fundamentals
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Type of Work27 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Basketball players -- Research
Basketball -- Coaching -- Research
College athletes -- Research
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that positive reinforcement had on the fundamental performance of male college basketball players. This study was conducted using a quasi-experimental design with a simple random sample, then treatment, observation, and post-measure. The study includes 12 African American males and 2 Caucasian male college basketball players between the ages of 18-23. Data collected during the observation regarding the players’ fundamental performance was collected and analyzed by the researcher. The study hypothesized that there will be no significant difference between the experimental and control groups. The results showed that the experimental group and the control group differed significantly. This study’s results help to support research that involves implementing positive reinforcement to improve basketball fundamentals. Important recommendations for future research involve using an observer that is not affiliated with the team, using a larger sample with multiple college basketball teams, and using proven instruments.