Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Physical Education Teacher Education
The purposes of this study were to: (1) evaluate the motivational and cognitive components of imagery use among fencers, and (2) to determine if these motivational and cognitive components and the use of imagery among fencers is a function of skill level, experience, primary weapon, gender, or handedness. A survey containing the Sport Imagery Questionnaire (SIQ), Imagery Use Questionnaire (IUQ), and a brief demographic questionnaire were distributed to 132 male and 116 female fencers competing in the United States Fencing Association's 2000 Summer Nationals in Austin, TX. Psychometric characteristics of the SIQ were calculated and indicated that most items measured the predicted factors. The data from the SIQ were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance. The results indicated that, regardless of the individual difference variable analyzed, fencers did not differ in motivational and cognitive components of imagery use. Additionally, trends in the IUQ scores were noted.
Boron, Jason Michael, "Imagery use in fencing" (2002). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1459.