Internal and external imagery perspective measurement and use in imagining open and closed sport skills: an exploratory study

Spittle, Michael and Morris, Tony 2007, Internal and external imagery perspective measurement and use in imagining open and closed sport skills: an exploratory study, Perceptual and motor skills, vol. 104, pp. 387-404.


Title Internal and external imagery perspective measurement and use in imagining open and closed sport skills: an exploratory study
Author(s) Spittle, Michael
Morris, Tony
Journal name Perceptual and motor skills
Volume number 104
Start page 387
End page 404
Publisher Ammons Scientific Ltd
Place of publication Missoula, Mont.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0031-5125
1558-688X
Summary This study explored the measurement and use of internal and external imagery perspectives during imagery of open and closed sports skills. Participants  (N=41; male=23; female = 18), ages 14 to 28 (M=19.4 yr.; sD=3.1), who were recruited from undergraduate classes in human movement and physical education, and local sporting teams, completed the Imagery Use Questionnaire and then imagined performing eight common sports skills, four open skills and four closed skills, in a random order. Participants provided concurrent verbalisation during their imagery. Immediately after imagining each skill, participants completed a rating scale and retrospective verbalisation of imagery perspective use. Analysis indicated that the questionnaire gave a general imagery perspective preference but was not a strong predictor of imagery used on specific occasions. The three measures of imagery perspective were equivalent in imagining performing particular skills. Participants experienced more internal imagery than external imagery while imagining the eight sports skills, but there was no significant difference between perspective use on the open and closed skills.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Perceptual and Motor Skills
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021189

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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