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Effect of Training Neuro-linguistic Programming Strategies on Self-efficiency, Sport Self-confidence, and Performance of Athletes with Disabilities and Veterans
B. Akbarzadeh *1, S.M.K. Vaezmousavi2, E. Zareian3
1- Department of Sport Psychology, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran , behrooz.akbarzadeh@hotmail.com
2- Department of Physical Education, Social Sciences Faculty, Imam Hossein University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Motor Behavior, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: The Neuro-linguistic Programming approach (NLP) refers to a distinct connection between neurological and linguistic procedures and behavioral patterns learned through planning. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of training neuro-linguistic programming strategies on self-efficiency, sport self-confidence, and performance of athletes with disabilities and veterans.
Materials and Methods: In this semi-experimental study with pre-test post-test design with control group, 30 veterans and physically-injured athletes, who were members of 2 sitting volleyball teams (Gostaresh-e-Foolade Tabriz and Shahrdarye Tabriz) were selected by purposeful sampling method and divided in experimental (15 people) and control (15 people) groups. The instruments used in this study included general self-efficiency scale, sport confidence questionnaire, and Smith and Hanford functional test. All participants trained special skills during 24 sessions over 2 months. The experimental group, besides specific volleyball exercises, completed 18 sessions (each session took 30 minutes), practicing neuro-linguistic programming strategies. The data were analyzed by SPSS 23, using multivariate covariance analysis and dependent sample t-test.
Findings: In the experimental group, sport confidence (F=33.47) and general self-efficiency (F=41.69) were significantly higher than the control group, and 65.0% and 69.5% of the changes in sport confidence and general self-efficiency were explained by NLP strategies (p<0.001) in the experimental group. Also, in the experimental group, the difference in performance was significant in the pre-test post-test based on games analysis (t=9.69) and instructors' score (t=11.04) (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Training neuro-linguistic programming strategies increases self- efficiency, sport self-confidence, and performance of athletes with disabilities and veterans.
Keywords: Neuro-linguistic Programming, Sport Self-confidence, Self-efficiency, Athletic Performance, Disabled Person, Veteran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychological impacts of war
Received: 2017/10/8 | Accepted: 2017/12/30 | Published: 2018/04/23
* Corresponding Author Address: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Opposite Olympic Hotel, Shahid Fahmidah Highway, Tehran, Iran. Zip Code: 1464785581
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Akbarzadeh B, Vaezmousavi S, Zareian E. Effect of Training Neuro-linguistic Programming Strategies on Self-efficiency, Sport Self-confidence, and Performance of Athletes with Disabilities and Veterans. Iran J War Public Health. 2018; 10 (2) :53-59
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