The effect of a PETTLEP imagery intervention on the learning of eye hand coordination

Shahzad Tahmasebi Boroujeni * and Sima Dastamooz2 **

(*) Associate professor of motor learning and control, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
(**) MSc, in motor learning and control, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of an eight sessions PETTLEP imagery intervention on learners’ skill acquisition of eye-hand coordination. 40 students (Mage= 16.62 yrs; SD=1.03) were assigned into four groups: physical practice, imagery intervention plus physical practice, imagery practice, or a control group. The study consisted of eye-hand coordination five phases: pre-test, intervention, post-test, retention and transfer. During the intervention phase, PP group completed 80 physical practices; the IP+PP group completed 40 imageries and 40 physical trials; the IP group completed 80 imageries; and the CON group was engaged in a distraction task. During each experimental phase, the participants had completed the Sport Motivation Scale6 (SMS-6). The results of variance analysis with repeated measures showed that physical practice in comparison to imagery and combined practices had most effect in eye-hand coordination for novice learners (P≤ 0.05).

Keywords: Eye-Hand coordination, Novice, PETTLEP imagery, Physical practice