ERIC Number: EJ1089450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
The Development of an Individuals-within-Dyads Multilevel Performance Measure for an Interactive Cheerleading Task
Habeeb, Christine M.; Eklund, Robert C.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v20 n1 p16-26 2016
Dyadic interactions generate direct relationships in which interdependent sport behaviors can be destructured. The focus of this investigation was to develop a two-level performance framework and corresponding measures of individual- and dyad-level sport performance. The described procedures surrounded a male-female cheerleading paired-stunt task, as only team-level outcomes are currently assessed during sport competition. Multiple observers employed the developed measures (a = 0.89-0.96; interclass correlation = 0.87-0.95) to assess the videoed performance of 132 individuals within 66 intact dyads competing at a national competition. Unique information is revealed from each partner's individual-level score, disjointedly assessed, and their dyad-level score, an assessment of combined efforts. Score differences are especially apparent when in contrast to an aggregated dyad-level score. A discussion of the outlined approach and interpretation of multilevel occurrences of interdependent processes and outcomes of sporting performance is provided.
Descriptors: Interaction, Athletics, Athletes, Interpersonal Relationship, Observation, Video Technology, Competition, Scores, Teamwork, Motion, College Students, Performance, Statistical Analysis
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