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Comparing The Use of Imagery in Recreational And Competitive Sport.

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  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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Comparing The Use of Imagery in Recreational

And Competitive Sport

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to find at if there was a significant difference in the use of imagery in recreational and competitive sport. To do this we had a sample of 56 spo2004 students fill out a Sports Imagery Questionnaire (SIQ). In this sample we had 18 participants, 9male and 9 female, who considered themselves involved in sport for recreation and 36, 18 male and 18 female, who considered themselves at a competitive level (above school level). The highest mean result recovered was: 29.0 for competitive participants in the MGA subscale. The lowest mean result recovered was: 22.0 for the recreational participants in the CG subscale. We found that for three of the five subscales of imagery theory there were significant differences when we used a t-test: CG - 0.005, MS - 0.04 and MGM - 0.04. The full initial can be found in the appendices.

INTRODUCTION

Imagery can be "a process by which sensory experiences are stored in memory and internally recalled and performed in the absence of external stimuli" (Murphy, 1994). More simply, imagery is the notion

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