Third grade students' self-assessment of basketball dribbling tasks

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  • The purpose of this study was to examine third grade students' ability to accurately self-assess their performance on three dribbling tasks. Participants were 20 third grade (mean age = 8.5) physical education students who were videotaped performing three dribbling tasks (stationary dribbling, dribbling while moving, and directional dribbling around cones). Immediately following each task, students assessed their performance through either live or video recall on four skill cues using a specific checklist. One week later students performed the dribbling tasks again and assessed their performance using the alternate recall method. Two trained observers independently assessed the students' performance, and scored the students' responses as correct, overestimated, or underestimated. Criterion results of the dribbling tasks showed students struggled with accurately assessing the dribbling cues, but students were more accurately able to assess performance from video recall than live recall. Boys more accurately assessed skill performance than girls, although both were more likely to overestimate than underestimate. Overall, the results indicate the students in this study were minimally successful at assessing their own skill performance during one episode of dribbling regardless of the type of recall. These results suggest that specific training may be needed to help students accurately assess skill performance. © JPES.
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  • Hastie P; Brock S; Mowling C; Eiler K
  • Start Page

  • 427
  • End Page

  • 430
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 4