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Análise Psicológica

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RAMIRES, Ana; CARAPETA, Carolina; FELGUEIRAS, Filipa  and  VIANA, Miguel Faro. Treino de modelagem e visualização mental: avaliação dos efeitos nas expectativas de auto-eficácia e desempenho de atletas de patinagem. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2001, vol.19, n.1, pp.15-25. ISSN 0870-8231.

The objective of this paper was to determine in what manner a training program of modelling and mental imagery (during two weeks) could affect the self-efficacy expectations and performance of an group of athletes from artistic skating. The subjects (19 girls) were distributed to one of three experimental conditions: control group (n=7), experimental group (n=6), with a training program of modelling; and a second experimental group (n=6) with a training program of modelling plus a program of mental imagery. The results showed that the experimental groups didn't improve the self-efficacy expectations and performance during the two weeks of study. However, despite the sample's dimension limitations and the short-length of the program (two weeks) it was possible to establish that: (a) the self-efficacy expectations showed to be better predictors of performance than the outcome expectations; (b) the past performance plays an important role in formation of self-efficacy; (c) the experimental programs improved the self-perception of athletes regarding the level of performance that could accomplish attending the motor and technical skills which they had in the beginning of the program.

Keywords : Self-efficacy; imagery; modelling.

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