2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of Instruction Mode on Motor Performance Utilizing the Sport of Archery
Nicole M. Barr*, Morgan N. Clennin, Alana G. Weurtz, and Lauren M. Kremer
Dr. Jeremy Houser, Faculty Mentor

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of different instruction types on archery performance. Methods: A convenience sample of novel subjects with little to no archery experience participated. Subjects were randomly assigned to an instruction group, performed a pre test, received their instructions, and then performed a post test on their ability to shoot an arrow and hit the target. Result: A one-way ANOVA indicated a significant difference between the total difference of a subjects pre- and post-score in the written and auditory groups and the written and visual groups at an alpha level of 0.1. An additional one-way ANOVA indicated a significant difference in the improvement rating of the written and auditory groups, with the written instruction resulting in a lower improvement rating in comparison to the auditory instruction group. Conclusion: When compared to a control group, the written instructions group improved minimally. Auditory instructions nearly doubled, while visual instructions improved almost three fold in comparison to the control group.

Keywords: Motor Learning, Instruction Type, Archery

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 4-2
Location: PML
Time: 4:15

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