ERIC Number: EJ726712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 34
Deliberate Imagery Practice: The Reliability of Using a Retrospective Recall Methodology
Cumming, Jennifer; Hall, Craig; Starkes, Janet L.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v76 n3 p306-314 Sep 2005
This study examined the reliability of a retrospective recall methodology for providing evidence of deliberate imagery practice. A secondary purpose was to determine which imagery activities constituted the sport-specific definition of deliberate practice (Starkes, Deakin, Allard, Hodges, & Hayes, 1996). Ninety-three Canadian athletes from one of three different competitive levels (regional, provincial, and national) completed the Deliberate Imagery Practice Recall Questionnaire, which was specifically designed for the present study. The athletes also completed a 1-week imagery diary to assess their use of 14 different imagery activities. The results of the study indicated that the athletes were able to reliably estimate their use of imagery over a short recall interval. Four imagery activities were also determined to fulfill the sport specific definition of deliberate practice.
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, Athletes, Recall (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Athletics, Reliability, Questionnaires, Diaries, Imagery
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada