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The Effects Of Weight Training On The Self-Esteem Of College Students, John Christopher Wirszyla Aug 1989

The Effects Of Weight Training On The Self-Esteem Of College Students, John Christopher Wirszyla

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

This study investigated the effects of a weight training program on the self-esteem of college students. Subjects enrolled in a Beginning Weight Training course, a Beginning Golf course and an Introduction to Sociology course were administered the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) at the beginning and end of an eight-week period. A subscale of the TSCS, the Total Positive (TP) score, served as the focal point of this study. The statistics used to analyze the data included ANOVA for between group comparisons and a matched pair t test for within group differences. The subjects in the Weight Training class significantly ...


The Effects Of Mental Imagery On Free Throw Performance, Lori Ansbach Eckert Aug 1989

The Effects Of Mental Imagery On Free Throw Performance, Lori Ansbach Eckert

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

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of mental imagery on free throw performance. The investigator used a pretest-posttest randomized group design consisting of three treatment groups and a control group. A total of 120 subjects were randomly assigned four groups. Subjects received either (1) mental practice, (2) physical practice, (3) a combination of mental and physical practice, or (4) no practice. The study was conducted over a period of five contact sessions lasting approximately twenty minutes each. Utilizing the analysis of multiple comparisons for ANCOVA, results demonstrated that the mental imagery group did improve their free ...