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ERIC Number: EJ909645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
The Effect of Extra-Curricular Mental Training with Biofeedback on Short Running Performance of Adolescent Physical Education Pupils
Bar-Eli, Michael; Blumenstein, Boris
European Physical Education Review, v10 n2 p123-134 Jun 2004
In this study, the relationship between mental training with biofeedback and performance was investigated. An adapted version of the Wingate five-step approach was used as a mental preparation technique for enhancing the short-running performance among 16-18-year-old adolescent physical education pupils. Participants (n = 79) were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: (a) experimental--regular training plus three stages of the Wingate mental training program, and (b) control--regular training and relaxing activities. After a baseline measurement, participants were tested on actual performance three times during a 12-week period. Results indicated that the experimental group exhibited a substantial increase in performance, whereas the control group remained relatively stable. Results are discussed in reference to previous work on the Wingate approach to mental training. Additional theoretical and methodological aspects are discussed that are relevant to the use of such interventions with other populations and tasks. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel