Effect of Sport Imagery on 50 Metres Dash Performance among Selected Secondary School Athletes in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Psychological skills are significant practices necessary when identifying valuable activities for improving athlete’s performance. Many athletes and coaches recognized the power of imagery in sport performance today and attribute part of their success to their use of imagery in most sports. This study therefore, was carried out to examine the effect of sport imagery on 50m dash on sport performance among selected secondary school athletes in Ijebu Igbo Ogun State. Experimental research design was adopted for the study. A total of 30 participants were drawn from four selected secondary school. The instrument used for the study was a standardised instrument of sport imagery questionnaire. Reliability value of SIQ was 0.75. The data were analysed using the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The findings of the study revealed thatrevealed that sport imagery has a significant effect on the performance on athletes in selected secondary schools in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.Based on the findings of the study. it was recommended among others that school authority should provide a suitable sporting equipment and environment conducive for teaching imagery techniques on the athletes.
Keywords; imagery, performance, 50m dash