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Investigating How Self-Talk Affects Performance on a Balance Based Task

Sheridan, Leah (2020) Investigating How Self-Talk Affects Performance on a Balance Based Task. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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There is much existing literature that investigates the relationship between self-talk and performance, however the majority of this research is within an athletic population. This study offers insights into the relationship between performance and self-talk in a novel population, while also looking at the effects of age, gender and activity levels. 57 individuals, mainly consisting of undergraduate students from National college of Ireland participated in this study. A 30 second balance board task was used to measure participants balance ability, and the Type of Self-Talk questionnaire, developed by Araki et al (2006) was used to determine participants type of self-talk. No variations were found in scores between age, gender, activity level or type of self-talk. No significant effect of self-talk on performance was therefore detected. Limitations, including the possibility of a practice effect, were discussed. Implications for alternative strategies to self-talk in performance enhancement were discussed, and suggestions were made for future research within this topic.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:54
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:54

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