The effect of contextual interference on children's acquisition, transfer, and retention of a closed skill

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dc.contributor.author Hu, Jinyoung en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:36Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1989 .H8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182071
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the contextual interference effect of differing practice schedule on acqisition, transfer, and retention of a closed skill in first-grade children. Forty-eight subjects were randomly classified into four groups; random, blocked, random-blocked, and control. Children threw a weighted bean bag to a fixed target location. Each subject performed 15 trials at the weights of 4, 5, and 6 oz. for a total of 45 trials. After 5 minutes rest a transfer test using novel weights of 3 and 7 oz. were given in a blocked order with 6 trials for each weight. Also, after 24 hours all subjects were given a retention test consisting of 9 trials at the same weights (4, 5, and 6 oz.) in a random order. The order of the weights was counterbalanced within each group. Results generally supported previous findings of the contextual interference effects. The random-blocked group performed better in both transfer and retention than the other three groups. Over all, the experiment suggested that transfer and retention performance for children is enhanced by the using a random-blocked structure of variable practice. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent iii, 35 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title The effect of contextual interference on children's acquisition, transfer, and retention of a closed skill en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/560998 en_US


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