ERIC Number: ED303424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-6
Reference Count: 0
Pattern of Relationships of Coincidence Anticipation With Age, Gender, and Depth of Sport Experience.
Kuhlman, Jolynn S.; Beitel, Patricia A.
This study explored the relationships among age, gender, depth of sport experience, and coincidence anticipation performance for 42 children 3- to 9-year-old from high middle and socioeconomic backgrounds. The task involved observing light illumination moving down the track of a Bassin Timer. Depth of sport experience was evaluated by the amount of involvement in competitive sports. Results indicated that there are gender differences: (1) in when children begin to have greater depth of experience in sport; (2) in the pattern of the quality of coincidence anticipation performance; and (3) in the pattern of consistency of coincidence anticipation performance. The patterns suggest that involvement in, and depth of, sport experience related to coincidence anticipation performance quality and consistency, and that depth of sport involvement early in the 6- to 9-year age ranges seems to be important. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 6, 1987). For related document, see SP 030 834.