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The effects of an individualized imagery interventions on flow states and golf performance

Nicholls, A, Polman, Remco and Holt, N (2005) The effects of an individualized imagery interventions on flow states and golf performance. Athletic Insight, 7 (1). pp. 43-66. ISSN 1947-6299

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The primary aims of this study were to investigate the effects of an imagery intervention on the intensity and frequency of flow states and golf performance. A secondary purpose was to examine participants’ experiences of the delivery of the intervention. Adopting a single subject ABA research design, individualized imagery interventions were delivered over a 12-week period to four high-performance amateur golfers (one female, three male, aged 20-23 years). Golf performance was assessed via a participant-selected golf skill. Flow experiences were measured by the Flow State Scale-2, and the Dispositional Flow Scale-2 (Jackson & Eklund, 2002). Results suggested that three of the four participants increased mean global flow intensity, and all four golfers increased mean global flow frequency and performance during the intervention and post intervention period in comparison to baseline. The participants also perceived that their imagery ability had improved because of the intervention.

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Online ISSN: 1947-6299

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22556. imagery intervention, golf performance, flow states, amateur golfers
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 06:16
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 06:16
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