Effect of structured ice hockey training on scores on field-dependence/independence

Authors: Goulet, ClaudeTalbot, SergeDrouin, DenisTrudel, Pierre
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to test two hypotheses, (1) Witkin and Goodenough's 1982 assumption that participation in a structured physical activity increases field-independence and (2) that subjects characterized by high field-independence would show greater gains than subjects with high field-dependence on ice hockey skills. An adaptation of Oltman, Raskin, and Witkin's Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) was given to measure field-dependency and standardized tests were used to evaluate the players' skill. An experimental group of 26 boys (M = 11.27 yr.) were members of an ice hockey training program; 18 boys of a control group (M = 11.93 yr.) participated in no programmed physical activity. A pretest (field-dependency and skill) was administered 21 weeks prior to the posttest; no significant differences were found for scores on embedded figures between groups; Witkin and Goodenough's hypothesis was not supported, but field-independent subjects tended to learn more.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 February 1988
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/17505
This document was published in: Perceptual and motor skills, Vol. 66 (1), 175-181 (1988)
Southern Universities Press
Alternative version: 10.2466/pms.1988.66.1.175
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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