Award Date

May 2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

First Committee Member

Gabriele Wulf

Second Committee Member

James Navalta

Third Committee Member

Michelle Samuel

Fourth Committee Member

Emilio Puentedura

Number of Pages

48

Abstract

Incidental choices have been identified as one way to support the need for autonomy. The purpose of this study was to determine if choice in type and color of wrist tape would influence throwing speed in baseball players. Participants were experienced male baseball players from a local high school. All participants performed 10 throws under choice and no-choice conditions. Throwing speed did not differ as a function of choice versus no choice. Possible explanations and limitations of the present study are discussed.

Keywords

autonomy; baseball; incidental choices; throwing

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms

Language

English


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