Assessing the Effectiveness of Self-Talk Interventions on Endurance Performance

@article{Hamilton2007AssessingTE,
  title={Assessing the Effectiveness of Self-Talk Interventions on Endurance Performance},
  author={Ryan A Hamilton and David Scott and Michael P. MacDougall},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={226 - 239}
}
Self-talk in sport has been widely researched with somewhat conflicting results (Van Raalte et al., 1995; Perkos et al., 2002). The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of three different self-talk interventions on endurance performance. Participants were nine cyclists who performed a 20-minute cycling ergometer workout two times per week for five weeks. At each workout participants were requested to cycle as far as possible. A multiple-baseline design was utilized, which after… 
Self-talk and Competitive Sport Performance
The purpose of the present study was to test the effectiveness of a 10-week self-talk intervention on competitive performance in young swimmers. Participants were 41 swimmers (M age 14.59, SD = 1.58
Improvement of 10-km time-trial cycling with motivational self-talk compared with neutral self-talk.
TLDR
M-ST improved endurance performance and enabled a higher power output, whereas N-ST induced no change, thereby inferring a perceptual benefit through M-ST.
Self-Talk and Competitive Balance Beam Performance
Little research has explored the relationship between highly skilled athletes’ self-talk and their competitive performance over the course of a season. For the current study, positive, negative,
Talking yourself out of exhaustion: the effects of self-talk on endurance performance.
TLDR
The findings support the psychobiological model of endurance performance and illustrate that Psychobiological interventions designed to specifically target favorable changes in the perception of effort are beneficial to endurance performance.
Self-Talk and Sports Performance
TLDR
The results of this study establish the effectiveness ofSelf-talk in sport, encourage the use of self-talk as a strategy to facilitate learning and enhance performance, and provide new research directions.
The Effects Of Motivational Self-talk On Endurance Performance And Rate Of Perceived Exertion In Division III Athletes.: 219 Board #56 June 1, 9: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM.
TLDR
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of motivational selftalk on endurance performance and rate of perceived exertion in 16 division III athletes.
Motivational self-talk improves 10km time trial cycling compared to neutral self-talk
28 Purpose. Unpleasant physical sensations during maximal exercise may manifest 29 themselves as negative cognitions that impair performance, alter pacing and are 30 linked to increased RPE. This
Type of self-talk matters: Its effects on perceived exertion, cardiorespiratory, and cortisol responses during an iso-metabolic endurance exercise.
TLDR
Manipulating self-talk alters hormonal response patterns, modulates cardiorespiratory function, and influences perceived exertion.
The Effects of Motivational and Instructional Self-Talk on Cross-Training Exercise Performance
Self-talk is a multi-dimensional construct comprised of self-statements that provide instruction, or motivation, for successful task completion. Instructional self-talk has been shown to be more
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES
APPLIED RESEARCH – Single-Subject Evaluation of a Self-Talk Package for Improving Figure Skating Performance
TLDR
The results support the view that planned self-talk can aid skill acquisition and are conceptualized in terms of rule-governed control over behavior, which may provide a useful framework for enabling sport psychologists to increase the efficacy of self- talk interventions.
Self-Talk in the Swimming Pool: The Effects of Self-Talk on Thought Content and Performance on Water-Polo Tasks
The present study examined the effect of instructional and motivational self-talk on the occurrence of interfering thoughts and performance on two water-polo tasks with similar characteristics
The Relationship between Observable Self-Talk and Competitive Junior Tennis Players' Match Performances
In sport psychology, there is broad interest in cognitive factors that affect sport performance. The purpose of this research was to examine one such factor, self-talk, in competitive sport
The effects of a goal-setting package on the performance of speed skaters
Abstract The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a goal-setting package on objective and subjective measures of speed skating performance. Participants were four female skaters
Combined Effect of Goal Setting and Self-Talk in Performance of a Soccer-Shooting Task
TLDR
It seems that, whereas both goal setting and self-talk are effective in enhancing performance, some advantage may be derived from a combined intervention.
The influence of self-talk on the performance of skilled female tennis players
Abstract This paper reports on the development and implementation of a self-talk (ST) strategy designed to improve the volleying skill of collegiate tennis players (N = 5). A two-word ST strategy was
A Mental Skills Package for Special Olympics Athletes: A Preliminary Study
The purpose in this study was to replicate and extend the mental skills training (MST) package of Wanlin, Hrycaiko, Martin, and Mahon (1997) to Special Olympics track and field athletes with
Psychological skills training in golf: the role of individual differences in cognitive preferences
[Abstract]: Individual differences in cognitive preferences were examined in analysing the effects of imagery and self-talk training on the psychological skills and performance levels of amateur
The Effects of a Mental Training Program on Juniors Pre-Competitive Anxiety, Self-Confidence, and Tennis Performance
This investigation reports the impact of a season-long Mental Training Program (MTP) on two elite junior tennis players. The two reported cases were part of a study in which MTP players (n = 5) in
Effects of differential self-monitoring and level of mastery on sports performance: Brain power bowling
On the basis of laboratory research on self-regulation, it was hypothesized that positive self-monitoring, more than negative self-monitoring or comparison and control procedures, would improve the
...
...