Effects of reflective practice on performance of developing badminton players
Tan, Kia Hwee
Date of Issue2017-04-11
National Institute of Education
The aim of this research was to examine the effects of Reflective Practice on developing badminton players. 16 semi-competitive badminton players (M = 8, F = 8) were subjected to a reflective practice intervention. A pre-test was conducted before and a post-test was conducted after the intervention, to test participants on two basic badminton skills, lob and serve. A semi-structured interview was also conducted. Using SPSS, the performance scores from the pre- and post-tests analysed through the administration of a Paired Samples T-Test. Results from the statistical test shows that The results (Table 4) show that there were significant differences in accuracy scores for lob, where t (15) = 2.210, p = 0.043; accuracy scores for serve, where t (15) = 4.652, p = 0.001; total scores for lob, where t (15) = 3.153, p = 0.007 and total scores of serve, where t (15) = 3.982, p = 0.001. From the interview, participants shared that reflective practice had enabled them to be more self-aware and confident, which is supported by other research findings. The current study has provided a greater understanding in the effects of reflective practice on young developing athletes. It shows that reflective practice enhances their performance, more specifically, their lob and service. Reflective practice also increases self-awareness and self-confidence.
Final Year Project (FYP)