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The Relationship Between Teacher Expectations, Feedback, And Task Persistence In Elementary Children During Physical Education, Devon A. Starks Jun 2011

The Relationship Between Teacher Expectations, Feedback, And Task Persistence In Elementary Children During Physical Education, Devon A. Starks

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

Numerous studies have been done regarding the factors that effect on task persistence of students at an activity. However, little research has been done on the influence of teacher expectations , gender interactions , and teacher feedback. This study examined how these variables affect student task persistence. The focus of this study is task persistence (TP) and feedback (FB). Participants were 3rd and 4th grade males (n = 11) and females (n = 15) who received instruction from their physical education teacher. Pre-task expectations were studied from one male and one female physical education teacher using a quasi experimental research design. In addition, gender ...


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 ...


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 ...