The Effects of Using Mental Imagery with Male College Lacrosse Players to Increase Performance
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Type of Work34 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
College athletes -- Psychology
College sports -- Psychological aspects
College sports -- Coaching
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects that mental imagery had on the performance of male college lacrosse players. This study utilized a quasi-experimental design with a pre-measure, then treatment and post-measure. The study includes 27 Caucasian-male college lacrosse players, in the age range of 18-23. Data regarding students’ performance was collected and interpreted by the researcher. The study hypothesized that using a mental imagery technique before a practice and/or game will have no effect on the level of an athlete’s focus. The null hypothesis was rejected. The results indicated that there was a positive relationship between using mental imagery and the performance of the participants. The results of this study help to support research involving the relationship between attention and athletic performance. Recommendations for future research include using a larger sample size, selecting participants using randomization, using proven instruments and using statistical tests.