Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Physical Education Teacher Education
Andrew H. Hawkins
Daniel E. Hursh
Paul D. Reneau
Richard T. Walls
Jacqueline L. Webb-Dempsey
Purpose: Video technology has become a viable resource for teachers and coaches as a method of providing feedback to students and athletes. Studies support the use of this strategy when applied to teaching adolescents and adults with a proficient skill base. To date little research has identified the use of video technology as a method of feedback in the skill acquisition of children at a novice level. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of video feedback on the performance of a back handspring. Methods: A multiple-treatment reversal design within each participant with a counter balance was used. The multiple-treatment such that two subjects received verbal feedback and two subjects received video/verbal feedback as levels of the independent variable. The measure of the performance of the back handspring was determined by a scale that assigned a score based on the number of critical elements present during performance. Participants included four children enrolled at a dance studio who could perform a back handspring without the assistance of a spotter. Analysis/Results: Visual inspection of mean scores identified a positive behavior change of performance during all phases of video/verbal and verbal feedback intervention when compared to baseline performance. The results also suggested that the intervention of video/verbal feedback had no substantial effect over the intervention of verbal feedback as a preferred method of treatment. Further research is needed to examine the performance level of the subjects receiving practice once treatment has been removed.
Kiefer, Kristi A., "Effects of Video Feedback on Students' Performance of a Back Handspring" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 565.