The Effects of Self-Talk on Dominant and Nondominant Arm Performance on a Handball Task in Primary Physical Education Students

@article{Zourbanos2013TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Self-Talk on Dominant and Nondominant Arm Performance on a Handball Task in Primary Physical Education Students},
  author={Nikos Zourbanos and Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis and Dimitris Bardas and Yannis Theodorakis},
  journal={Sport Psychologist},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={171-176}
}
The present study examined the effects of instructional and motivational self-talk on handball performance using a novel task (nondominant arm) and a learned task (dominant arm) in primary school students. Participants were randomly assigned into two experimental groups (instructional and motivational) and one control group. The results revealed that for both tasks instructional and motivational self-talk groups improved their performance significantly in comparison with the control group and… 

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