ERIC Number: ED288862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-30
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Increasing Free Throw Accuracy through Behavior Modeling and Goal Setting.
Erffmeyer, Elizabeth S.
A two-year behavior-modeling training program focusing on attention processes, retention processes, motor reproduction, and motivation processes was implemented to increase the accuracy of free throw shooting for a varsity intercollegiate women's basketball team. The training included specific learning keys, progressive relaxation, mental rehearsal, and goal setting. A multiple baseline design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of this training technique. The autoregressive integrated moving averages modeling technique (Box & Jenkins, 1976) indicated that the error terms for the data from both years of the program were not serially correlated, thus suggesting the appropriateness of a repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results of the ANOVA indicated that the training program was effective in improving free throw shooting. The data also suggest that goal setting is an effective technique for maintaining performance improvement over an extended period of time. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).