Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effects of attentional focus cues on movement coordination and coordination variability
by Vidal, Anthony D., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 37; 10096061
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of FOA cues on movement coordination of the lower extremity during a standing long jump. A modified vector coding analysis of hip/knee and ankle/knee coordination was used to evaluate the influence of FOA cues on coordination patterns and coordination variability. Results indicated no main effect of coordination patterns between FOA conditions for ankle/knee coordination F(1,19) = 0.43, p = 0.52 or coordination variability F(1,19) = 0.00, p = 0.98 and no main effect of hip/knee coordination patterns F(1,19) = 2.48, p = 0.13 or coordination variability F(1,19) = 5.0, p = 0.49. Participants did jump significantly further under and external FOA (2.27 ± .38m) than the internal FOA (2.16 ± .37m, p = 0.035). It is possible that manipulation of arm swing coordination or landing strategies are influencing the changes in jump distances between FOA conditions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Becker, James N.M.
Commitee: Nakajima, Mimi, Wu, Will F.W.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Kinesiology
Keywords: Constrained action hypothesis, Focus of attention, Standing long jump
Publication Number: 10096061
ISBN: 978-1-339-60198-4
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