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Examining the Effects of Practicing Archery on the Hand-eye Co-ordination, General Anxiety and Self-efficacy of Adult Non-clinical Participants

Butler, Sean (2018) Examining the Effects of Practicing Archery on the Hand-eye Co-ordination, General Anxiety and Self-efficacy of Adult Non-clinical Participants. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of practicing archery on the hand-eye co-ordination, general anxiety levels and self-efficacy levels of adult participants, the main reason behind this is that archery is a slow paced and non-competitive sport, which means that it could be much more enjoyable for individuals with difficulties in any of the three areas this study is examining. This study is a quasi-experimental design and the methodology of this study involved recruiting 48 participants, 20 of whom regularly practice archery, and having them complete Zung’s self-rating anxiety scale, Schwarzer and Jerusalem’s general self-efficacy scale and an altered version of the hand-eye co-ordination test used by Faber et al in 2014, the analysis involved in this study includes descriptive statistics, a chi-square test and an independent samples t-test. The results of this study show a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between the control group (n=28) and archery group (n=20) within all three variables. While this study does have some limitations which include the sample size and the necessary convenience sampling, it should be noted that the important point of this study is that practicing archery is beneficial to individuals who do not suffer from any kind of disorder and furthermore the main implication of the results is that archery could potentially be turned into an effective intervention for disorders such as dyspraxia or anxiety disorders.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 10:34
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3283

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