Effects of contextual interference (CI) in basic squash shots practice / Ebby Waqqash and Jeffrey Low

Waqqash, Ebby and Low, Jeffrey (2015) Effects of contextual interference (CI) in basic squash shots practice / Ebby Waqqash and Jeffrey Low. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation, 11. pp. 13-19. ISSN 1823-3198

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare block and random practice in learning basic squash shots. Eight university students were randomly assigned to two groups; the block practice group and the random practice group. The block practice group performed 10 minutes of forehand stroke, followed by another 10 minutes of backhand stroke. The random practice group played against themselves in a 1 on 1 real-match situation for 20 minutes. Three tests were administered to evaluate the participants’ performance: pretest, posttest (acquisition) and retention test. Results showed the block practice (M=16, SD=.816) has better skill learning effect in the acquisition phase compared to random practice (M=15.75, SD=2.22). However, the random practice (M=18.25, SD=2.22) outperformed the block practice (M=10.25, SD=1.26) in the retention phase. Based on the finding of this study, unstructured and real-match situation practice facilitates better learning by reconstructing the learners’ action plan each time a skill is performed.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Waqqash, EbbyUNSPECIFIED
Low, JeffreyUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Exercise
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports > Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
Divisions: Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation
ISSN: 1823-3198
Volume: 11
Page Range: pp. 13-19
Item ID: 22103
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contextual interference, blocked practice, random practice, squash.
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 04:01
Depositing User: Admin Pendigitan 2 PTAR
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22103

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