The effect of quiet eye training on selective attention, gaze behavior, and free throw performance of basketball under stressful conditions

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Motor Behavior and Sports Psychology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 هیت علمی

3 Faculty of Psychology and educational science, University of Tehran

4 Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Tehran

5 Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Arak

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of quiet eye training on selective attention, gaze behavior and free throwing of basketball under stressful conditions. The statistical population of the present study was all youth basketball players who participated in competitions in Tehran province. According to the type and purpose of the study, the sample was ranging in age from 16 to 22 years. A total of 24 people were selected and randomly and equally divided into two groups of 12 people (quiet eye and control training group). The study included a pre-test, post-test, first retention, pressure test and second retention. In the pre-test phase, participants performed 10 free basketball throws and at the same time their gaze behavior and performance were recorded. The training phase consisted of 3 sessions based on Vickers quiet eye training. The first post-test and retention stages were similar to the pre-test with a difference of 24 hours from each other and the pressure test was performed 48 hours after the first retention and the second retention phase was performed 48 hours after the pressure test. To analyze the data, combined analysis of variance test and Benferoni follow-up test were used and independent t-test was used to compare the groups. The results showed that quiet eye training had a significant effect on selective attention, gaze behavior and free throw performance under stressful conditions

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 15 January 2022
  • Receive Date: 23 August 2021
  • Revise Date: 06 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 03 January 2022
  • First Publish Date: 15 January 2022