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Internal and external imagery perspective measurement and use in imagining open and closed sports skills: an exploratory study.
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PMID:  17566428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explored the measurement and use of internal and external imagery perspectives during imagery of open and closed sports skills. Participants (N=41; male=23; female=18), ages 14 to 28 (M = 19.4 yr.; SD = 3.1), who were recruited from undergraduate classes in human movement and physical education, and local sporting teams, completed the Imagery Use Questionnaire and then imagined performing eight common sports skills, four open skills and four closed skills, in a random order. Participants provided concurrent verbalisation during their imagery. Immediately after imagining each skill, participants completed a rating scale and retrospective verbalisation of imagery perspective use. Analysis indicated that the questionnaire gave a general imagery perspective preference but was not a strong predictor of imagery used on specific occasions. The three measures of imagery perspective were equivalent in imagining performing particular skills. Participants experienced more internal imagery than external imagery while imagining the eight sports skills, but there was no significant difference between perspective use on the open and closed skills.
Michael Spittle; Tony Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-14     Completed Date:  2007-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, P.O. Box 663, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Internal-External Control*
Mental Recall
Motor Skills*
Practice (Psychology)
Self Concept
Sports / psychology*
Verbal Behavior

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