The influence of ego depletion on sprint start performance in athletes without track and field experience

Englert, Chris; Persaud, Brittany N.; Oudejans, Raôul R.D.; Bertrams, Alex (2015). The influence of ego depletion on sprint start performance in athletes without track and field experience. Frontiers in psychology, 6(1207), pp. 1-6. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01207

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We tested the assumption that ego depletion would affect the sprint start in a sample of N = 38 athletes without track and field experience in an experiment by applying a mixed between- (depletion vs. non-depletion) within- (T1: before manipulation of ego depletion vs. T2: after manipulation of ego depletion) subjects design. We assumed that ego depletion would increase the possibility for a false start, as regulating the impulse to initiate the sprinting movement too soon before the starting signal requires self-control. In line with our assumption, we found a significant interaction as there was only a significant increase in the number of false starts from T1 to T2 for the depletion group while this was not the case for the non-depletion group. We conclude that ego depletion has a detrimental influence on the sprint start in athletes without track and field experience.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Englert, Christoph and Bertrams, Alexander Gregor

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1664-1078

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christoph Englert

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2015 09:10

Last Modified:

19 Jul 2018 11:21

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01207

Uncontrolled Keywords:

ego depletion, reaction time, self-control, self-regulation, sprint

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.72764

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72764

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