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Attentional focus, dispositional reinvestment and skilled motor performance under pressure
journal contributionposted on 2016-07-20, 10:13 authored by Robin JacksonRobin Jackson, Kelly J. Ashford, Glen Norsworthy
Attentional processes governing skilled motor behavior were examined in two studies. In Experiment 1, fi eld hockey players performed a dribbling task under single-task, dual-task, and skill-focused conditions under both low and high pressure situations. In Experiment 2, skilled soccer players performed a dribbling task under single-task, skill-focused, and process-goal conditions, again under low and high pressure situations. Results replicated recent fi ndings regarding the detrimental effect of skill-focused attention and the facilitative effect of dual-task conditions on skilled performance. In addition, focusing on movement related process goals was found to adversely affect performance. Support for the predictive validity of the Reinvestment Scale was also found, with high reinvesters displaying greater susceptibility to skill failure under pressure. Results were consistent with explicit monitoring theories of choking and are further discussed in light of the conceptual distinction between explicit monitoring and reinvestment of conscious control.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Published inJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Pages49 - 68
CitationJACKSON, R., ASHFORD, K. and NORSWORTHY, G., 2006. Attentional focus, dispositional reinvestment and skilled motor performance under pressure. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 28 (1), pp.49-68.
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