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dc.contributor.advisorSachs, Michael L.
dc.contributor.advisorButcher-Poffley, Lois A.
dc.creatorCohn, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-21T14:27:06Z
dc.date.available2020-10-21T14:27:06Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.other965642467
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/987
dc.description.abstractThis study attempted to explore the phenomenon of free throw shooting under pressure. The participants in the study were 10, Division III college basketball players who agreed to take part in an interview centered around free throw shooting. The data were gathered from the responses of the players, using a semi-structured interview, developed by the researcher with the suggestions and approval of an expert basketball panel, comprised of sport psychology professors, NBA sport psychologists, basketball coaches, and former players. Four of the interviews were done in person, while the other six were done over the phone. The interviews were transcribed and coded using a constant comparative method described by Boeije (2002). This entailed a process of open coding, which resulted in 65 codes. Of these 65 codes, 57 codes were assigned into eight categories during a process of axial coding. These categories were as follows; routine, practice, focus, pressure, pressure management skills, confidence, clutch factors, and non-clutch factors. Confidence was technically a sub-category of clutch factors, but was deemed large and separate enough to be its own category. The coding of interviews went through a process of inter-rater reliability via an independent coder. The independent coder and the researcher agreed on over 86% of the coded responses. The disagreements were discussed and a mutual understanding was established. Players emphasized the importance of a pre-shot routine, especially under high-pressure circumstances. Players discussed the importance of practice in preparation for high-pressure free throws. Players gave their level of focus on task-relevant and task-irrelevant stimuli when attempting free throws, both under normal circumstances and under pressure circumstances. Players revealed pressure management strategies that they used to aid in the performance of attempting high pressure free throws. Possible links to clutch performance were explored by the researcher.
dc.format.extent107 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofTheses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectKinesiology
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectBasketball
dc.subjectClutch
dc.subjectFree Throws
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.subjectPressure
dc.subjectSport Psychology
dc.title‘Money’ Free Throws: Understanding Clutch Performance Under Pressure from the Free Throw Line
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberSachs, Michael L.
dc.contributor.committeememberButcher-Poffley, Lois A.
dc.contributor.committeememberGiannini, John, 1962-
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/969
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dc.description.degreeM.S.
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