Movement imagery ability: development and assessment of a revised version of the vividness of movement imagery questionnaire.

  title={Movement imagery ability: development and assessment of a revised version of the vividness of movement imagery questionnaire.},
  author={Ross Roberts and Nichola Callow and Lew Hardy and David Markland and Joy Deanne Bringer},
  journal={Journal of sport \& exercise psychology},
  volume={30 2},
The purpose of this research was to amend the Vividness of Movement Imagery Questionnaire (VMIQ; Isaac, Marks, & Russell, 1986) in line with contemporary imagery modality and perspective conceptualizations, and to test the validity of the amended questionnaire (i.e., the VMIQ-2). Study 1 had 351 athletes complete the 3-factor (internal visual imagery, external visual imagery, and kinesthetic imagery) 24-item VMIQ-2. Following single-factor confirmatory factor analyses and item deletion, a 12… 

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