The effect of two different approaches to gymnastics free-exercise on body-image concept and movement concept

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Janis Lynn Fetters (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two methods of teaching gymnastics free-exercise routines on the Body-Image Concept and Movement Concept of beginning gymnasts. The first method consisted of teaching optional routines by the problem-solving approach. The second method consisted of teaching a compulsory routine by the demonstration-explanation approach. Subjects were thirty college women enrolled in two sections of a beginning gymnastics class at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Q-sort technique was utilized to record and score seventy-five Body-Image Concept statements and seventy-five Movement Concept statements devised by Doudlah. The tests were administered prior to and after seven weeks of instruction. Individual correlation coefficients between the real-self and the ideal-self of Body-Image Concept and Movement Concept for both the first and second testing were calculated by means of a devised correlation nomograph. Correlation coefficients between initial and final self-sorts and between initial and final ideal-sorts of Body-Image Concept and Movement Concept were similarly obtained

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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