File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: The effects of mindfulness training on beginners' skill acquisition in dart throwing: A randomized controlled trial

TitleThe effects of mindfulness training on beginners' skill acquisition in dart throwing: A randomized controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsExperiential acceptance
Flow
Mindfulness intervention
Motor skill learning
Sport performance
Issue Date2016
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/psychsport
Citation
Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2016, v. 22, p. 279-285 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: The present study was into whether or not mindfulness training, based on the mindfulness-acceptance-commitment approach (MAC), can improve beginners' skill acquisition of dart throwing. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Methods: A total of 43 first-year college students who had not played darts professionally prior to the study were randomly assigned to either an attention control group (n = 21) or a mindfulness training group (n = 22) during an eight-week dart training program. Dart throwing and psychological variables were assessed at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and two-week follow-up. Results: Two-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed that the mindfulness group, but not the attention control group had significant improvements in mindfulness, experiential acceptance, and flow at post-intervention and follow-up. Although both groups improved dart throwing performance after the intervention, the improvement of the mindfulness group was statistically higher in comparison to that of the attention control group. Conclusions: It was concluded that the MAC approach could improve the performance and adaptive sport experience of beginners in dart throwing. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221923
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.605
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.303

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorZhang, C-
dc.contributor.authorSi, G-
dc.contributor.authorDuan, Y-
dc.contributor.authorLyu, Y-
dc.contributor.authorKeatley, D-
dc.contributor.authorChan, DKC-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-21T05:47:55Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-21T05:47:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationPsychology of Sport and Exercise, 2016, v. 22, p. 279-285-
dc.identifier.issn1469-0292-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221923-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The present study was into whether or not mindfulness training, based on the mindfulness-acceptance-commitment approach (MAC), can improve beginners' skill acquisition of dart throwing. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Methods: A total of 43 first-year college students who had not played darts professionally prior to the study were randomly assigned to either an attention control group (n = 21) or a mindfulness training group (n = 22) during an eight-week dart training program. Dart throwing and psychological variables were assessed at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and two-week follow-up. Results: Two-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed that the mindfulness group, but not the attention control group had significant improvements in mindfulness, experiential acceptance, and flow at post-intervention and follow-up. Although both groups improved dart throwing performance after the intervention, the improvement of the mindfulness group was statistically higher in comparison to that of the attention control group. Conclusions: It was concluded that the MAC approach could improve the performance and adaptive sport experience of beginners in dart throwing. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/psychsport-
dc.relation.ispartofPsychology of Sport and Exercise-
dc.subjectExperiential acceptance-
dc.subjectFlow-
dc.subjectMindfulness intervention-
dc.subjectMotor skill learning-
dc.subjectSport performance-
dc.titleThe effects of mindfulness training on beginners' skill acquisition in dart throwing: A randomized controlled trial-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, DKC: derwin.chan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, DKC=rp02068-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.09.005-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84942540703-
dc.identifier.hkuros256426-
dc.identifier.volume22-
dc.identifier.spage279-
dc.identifier.epage285-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats