Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology & Public Health Education
This thesis examined the interaction between the time of imagery use and performance and self-efficacy in college baseball players during a hitting task. Participants (n=24) were randomly assigned to one of 3 conditions: (a) before practice imagery group, (b) during practice imagery group, (c) after practice imagery group. A 3 (imagery group) × 2 (pretest and posttest) repeated measures ANOVA with performance and self-efficacy as the dependent variables was used. Results for performance main effects and interactions were not significant (p > .05); means were lower during posttest than pretest but weren’t considered significant changes. For self-efficacy, there was a significant time by imagery group interaction (F (2, 21) = 4.67, p < .05). Although imagery has been known to have significant effects on performance and other variables, these findings suggest that imagery had a stronger psychological effect than physical effect in this study.
Haight, Colton Jeffrey, "The Time Of Imagery Use And Its' Effect On Performance And Self-Efficacy In College Baseball Players: An Intervention Study" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2458.