Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

The Effects of Subjective Estimation of Performance Outcome during the KR-Delay Interval on the Acquisition and Retention of a Motor Skill

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

The Effects of Subjective Estimation of Performance Outcome during the KR-Delay Interval on the Acquisition and Retention of a Motor Skill

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John Liu, Pierre D. Gervais, and Amanda L. Croston, Springfield College

This study examined the effects of subjective estimation of performance outcome during the KR-delay interval on the acquisition and retention of a self-paced motor skill. Participants of this study were 28 male and female students from Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts. The task in this study involved putting golf balls toward a golf cup from a distance of 12 ft. A pilot study was conducted prior to the beginning of the experiment to determine the number of acquisition trials needed for participants to acquire the putting skill. Participants were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group with equal number of men (n = 9) and women (n = 5) in each group. The experiment consisted of a pretest, a acquisition phase, and a retention test. Shortly after the practice trials, a pretest that involved 10 trials of the putting accuracy task without KR, was administered to all participants. Following the pretest, the participants were then instructed to perform 20 trials of putts. On each trial, the participant in the experimental group was asked to verbally estimate the outcome of the putting performance immediately after each putt and before receiving visual KR by indicating whether the golf ball would hit the hole or which of the four scoring zones it would come to a stop. …

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