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  • An examination of metacognitive strategy use and monitoring skills by competitive middle distance runners.

    Author(s) : Nietfeld, J. L.

    Author Affiliation : Educational Psychology, North Carolina State University, #602D Poe Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA.

    Author Email : john_nietfeld@ncsu.edu

    Journal article : Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 2003 Vol.15 No.4 pp.307-320 ref.18

    Abstract : This study investigated metacognitive strategy use by competitive athletesathletesSubject Category: People Groups
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    . Specifically, it tested the extent to which competitive middle-distance runners rely upon internally-focused metacognitive strategies versus externally-focused thoughts when they compete. The link between strategic knowledgeknowledgeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and the regulation of such strategies during a novel self-paced task was also investigated. Division I collegiate runners (n=45) from the Midwestern US (M age=19.6, SD=1.23) provided written responses to inventories about strategy use and completed a performance task requiring them to monitor and adjust their runningrunningSubject Category: Activities
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    pace. Results indicated a significant tendency for the competitive runners in this study to report internally-focused strategies as opposed to externally-focused thoughts. The bulk of the thoughts that runners reported focused on either monitoringmonitoringSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    bodily processes and form or information management strategies that related to race tactics during competition. Furthermore, evidence was found for a link between self-report strategic knowledge and the ability to regulate one's performance on the self-paced task.

    ISSN : 1041-3200

    DOI : 10.1080/714044199

    Record Number : 20043023821

    Publisher : Taylor & Francis

    Location of publication : London

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : athletesathletesSubject Category: People Groups
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    , competitive sportscompetitive sportsSubject Category: Activities
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    , knowledgeknowledgeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , mental abilitymental abilitySubject Category: Properties
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    , monitoringmonitoringSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , psychologypsychologySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , runningrunningSubject Category: Activities
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    , skillsskillsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , sport performancesport performanceSubject Category: Properties
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    Identifier(s) : athletic performanceathletic performanceSubject Category: Properties
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    , intelligence, psychological factors, surveillance systems, United States of America

    Geographical Location(s) : USAusaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : APEC countriesapec countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developed Countriesdeveloped countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , North Americanorth americaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AmericaamericaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , OECD Countriesoecd countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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