Shahzad Tahmasebi Boroujeni * and Sima Dastamooz2 **
(*) Associate professor of motor learning and control, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
(**) MSc, in motor learning and control, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Tahmasebi Boroujeni, S., Dastamooz2, S. (2019). The effect of a PETTLEP imagery intervention on the learning of eye hand coordination. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 50(4), 356-360. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2019.50.356
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of an eight sessions PETTLEP imagery intervention on learners’ skill acquisition of eye-hand coordination. 40 students (Mage= 16.62 yrs; SD=1.03) were assigned into four groups: physical practice, imagery intervention plus physical practice, imagery practice, or a control group. The study consisted of eye-hand coordination five phases: pre-test, intervention, post-test, retention and transfer. During the intervention phase, PP group completed 80 physical practices; the IP+PP group completed 40 imageries and 40 physical trials; the IP group completed 80 imageries; and the CON group was engaged in a distraction task. During each experimental phase, the participants had completed the Sport Motivation Scale6 (SMS-6). The results of variance analysis with repeated measures showed that physical practice in comparison to imagery and combined practices had most effect in eye-hand coordination for novice learners (P≤ 0.05).
Keywords: Eye-Hand coordination, Novice, PETTLEP imagery, Physical practice