The Effects of the Self-Talk Types and Task Complexity on the Accuracy of Forehand Topspin of Advanced Players
International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education
Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 16-20
Received: Aug. 9, 2020;
Accepted: Aug. 26, 2020;
Published: Sep. 3, 2020
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Mohammad Reza Sadeghian Shahi, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Rosa Rahavi Ezabadi, Department of Motor Behaviour, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Najmeh Abootalebi, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Parisa Moshiri, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of the motivational and instructional self-talk and task complexity on the accuracy of forehand top spin of table tennis in advanced players. The 30 male advanced players were divided into 3 groups (2 experimental and 1 control). The task complexity was determined by color of ball and place of table placement. In other words, sequence sending of the ball were changed after two balls and this trend continues. The keywords for motivational self-talk were "I can do" and " I correctly recognize", and for Instructional self-talk “pay attention” and "Close your paddle". Masters et. al test (2008) was used to measure the accuracy of forehand topspin. After the pre-test, subjects took part in 6 training sessions including 20 trails per session. After 48 hours, they participated in post-test. The data were analyzed by paired-samples t-test, one way ANOVA and Tukey post hoc test. Results showed that there is significant difference between the instructional and motivational self-talk in terms of task complexity. These findings suggested that instructional self-talk is the effective variable in performance of tasks that needs high complex decisions and accuracy.
Mohammad Reza Sadeghian Shahi,
Rosa Rahavi Ezabadi,
The Effects of the Self-Talk Types and Task Complexity on the Accuracy of Forehand Topspin of Advanced Players, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education.
Vol. 5, No. 2,
2020, pp. 16-20.
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