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ERIC Number: EJ870269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Free-Throw Shooting during Dual-Task Performance: Implications for Attentional Demand and Performance
Price, Jayme; Gill, Diane L.; Etnier, Jennifer; Kornatz, Kurt
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n4 p718-726 Dec 2009
In this study, the dual-task paradigm was used to determine peak attentional demand during the free-throw process. Thirty participants completed 40 free-throw trials. The free throw was the primary task, but participants also verbally responded to a tone administered at one of four probe positions (PP). Repeated measures analysis of variance showed no significant difference in free-throw performance across PPs, indicating participants were able to keep the free throw as the primary task. Repeated measures analysis of response time (RT) showed significant differences, with RT at PP1 (preshot routine) and PP2 (first upward motion of the ball) significantly higher than baseline RT. These results suggest that PP1 requires the greatest attentional demand, followed by PP2. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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