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Assessing the immediate and maintained effects of hypnosis on self-efficacy and soccer wall-volley performance

BARKER, Jamie and JONES, Marc and GREENLEES, Iain (2010) Assessing the immediate and maintained effects of hypnosis on self-efficacy and soccer wall-volley performance. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 32 (2). pp. 243-252. ISSN 1543-2904

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This study evaluated the effects of hypnosis on self-efficacy and soccer performance. Fifty-nine collegiate soccer players were randomly allocated to either a hypnosis (n = 30) or video attention-control group (n = 29). A pretest-posttest design with an additional 4-week follow-up was used. Self-efficacy was measured via a task-specific questionnaire comprising 10 items relating to good performance on a soccer wall-volley task. The hypnotic intervention comprised three sessions using ego-strengthening suggestions. The control group watched edited videos of professional soccer games. Results indicated that, following the intervention, the hypnosis group were more efficacious and performed better than the control group. These differences were also seen at the 4-week follow-up stage. Although changes in self-efficacy were associated with changes in performance, the effect of hypnosis on performance was not mediated by changes in self-efficacy. The study demonstrates that hypnosis can be used to enhance and maintain self-efficacy and soccer wall-volley performance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
C800 Psychology
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Jamie BARKER
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 10:35
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:35
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1532

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