2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effect of mental imagery intervention on anxiety, self- confidence and basketball free throw performance
Author(s): Vishwanth T, Dr. Eshwara KA and Dr. Manjunatha SK
Mental imagery, also called visualization and mental rehearsal is defined as experience that resembles perceptual experience, but which occurs in the absence of the appropriate stimuli for the relevant perception Imagery is the mental creation or recreation of sensory experiences that appear to the person imagining them to be similar to the actual event. (Suinn 1993) Whenever we imagine ourselves performing an action in the absence of physical practice, we are said to be using imagery. Mental Practice of specific performance skills. 1) Improving confidence and positive thinking, 2) Problem solving, 3) Controlling arousal and anxiety, 4) Performance review and analysis.5) Preparation for performance and 6) Maintaining mental freshness during injury. The present study is related to the mental imagery intervention training to basketball players for the period of six weeks on an age group of 14-17. The participants are 12 male basketball players in Palakkad dist, Kerala. 24 male basketball players of school level divided into two groups of 12 players each for the experimental and control group. Age of the players raged between 14 to 17 Pre-test Post-test design Six weeks mental imagery intervention along with physical practice for the experimental group. The six weeks mental imagery training programme (exp. group) and the physical practice group significantly improved the self-confidence and free throw performance of male basketball players. The six weeks mental imagery programme was effective in increasing self-confidence and basketball free throw performance as compared to the physical practice group. Mental imagery training programmes can be effective in learning of closed skills such as basketball free throw performance.
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Vishwanth T, Dr. Eshwara KA, Dr. Manjunatha SK. Effect of mental imagery intervention on anxiety, self- confidence and basketball free throw performance. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):400-402.