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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

1974

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The Effects Of Massed And Distributed Practice On The Performance Of A Gross Motor Skill, William B. Christina Jan 1974

The Effects Of Massed And Distributed Practice On The Performance Of A Gross Motor Skill, William B. Christina

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The effects of massed and distributed practice on the basketball dribbling performance of fourth grade boys was investigated. Fifteen massed practice (MP) and 15 distributed practice (DP) subjects were randomly selected from an intact class of 37. The criterion task (dribbling a basketball) and four unrelated tasks (alternate activity tasks) were employed in the investigation. Subjects practicing under MP conditions received one 6 minute practice trial on all tasks during a single practice session. Subjects practicing under DP conditions received two 3 minute practice trials on all tasks during a single practice session. The total time spent on the criterion ...