The Relationship between Imagery and Perception of Success among Male and Female High School Athletes
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
This study examined the use of imagery and the perception of success among the male and female athletes in one of the sport schools in Malaysia. A sample of 80 youth athletes (40 male, 40 female) from six various sports participated in this research. Their mean aged was 14.79, SD =1.31 from total of 6 sports. Participants completed the Perception of Success Questionnaire (POSQ; 1998) and Sport Imagery Questionnaires (SIQ; 1986). POSQ is used to measure the goal achievement among the gender differences while the SIQ is to seek the use of imagery skills in order to enhance their performance. T- test analysis is used to determine the mean between the task and ego orientation and imagery among the athletes. Results showed that there was no significant difference in goal achievement between male and female athletes. It may be related to the athletes from same sport and continue their training under the same coach, therefore they have the same goal to achieve. Furthermore, One-Way ANOVA was used to examine the level of the athlete and the usage of imagery skills and goal achievement. There is no significant difference among three categories of participants with their goal achievement and focusing imagery skills except motivation specific that show a significant different among the level of participated. Recommendation for future research was all suggested.
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