An evaluation of the effects of a video self-modelling intervention in the teaching of game management skills to adolescent umpires.
Thesis DisciplineHealth Sciences
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
Game management skills are an important aspect of umpiring across levels and sporting codes. Research evaluating programmes to teach game management skills to umpires is lacking, however. Feedforward video self-modelling (FF VSM) is one intervention which appears to promote rapid learning through Mental Time Travel. This study assessed a FF VSM intervention in the context of teaching of game management skills to adolescent netball umpires. A single case, multiple-baseline design was used with eight female netball umpires aged between 14 and 18 years. Behavioural observation and video filming was undertaken at their local netball courts. During the intervention phase, the participants viewed their VSM videos. Game management skills were evaluated using video footage of the participants umpiring. Pre- and post-intervention self-report measures of selfefficacy to umpire, motivation to umpire, satisfaction with game management skills and self efficacy to manage challenging match scenarios were also taken. Results indicated an increase in overall game management skills for seven participants and an increase in self efficacy and satisfaction for five participants. The results support further development and evaluation of VSM for netball umpires.