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dc.contributor.author Gregg, Melanie Jean en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T17:50:44Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T17:50:44Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2608
dc.description.abstract The primary objectives of this study were to involve Special Olympic athletes in a mental skills training program, replicate the findings of other researchers (Wanlin, Hrycaiko, Martin, & Mahon, 1997), and improve participants' track and field performance, while assessing both practice and competition outcomes. The study attempted to decrease frequency and duration of off-task behaviours, increase self-efficacy of participants, and teach participants mental skills. A single-subject, multiple-baseline design across individuals was used. Participants were four Special Olympic track and field athletes. Frequency and duration of off-task behaviours decreased. Consistency of athletic performance was enhanced as the intervention progressed. The findings of Wanlin et al. (1997) were partially replicated. Athletes had a high rate of goal attainment. There were no significant changes in level of self-efficacy. The social validity assessment indicated the athletes and coach felt positive about the mental skills package. en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.title A mental skills package for Special Olympic athletes en_US
dc.degree.discipline Physical Education & Recreational Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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