Thesis Type: Postgraduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Turkey
Approval Date: 2015
Thesis Language: English
Student: Foad Alaei
Supervisor: SADETTİN KİRAZCIAbstract:
Purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise intensity and stimulus speed on Coincidence Anticipation Timing (CAT) performance with respect to gender in adolescent badminton players. Forty one male (n = 20) and female (n = 21) competitive badminton players (aged 11-17 years old) voluntarily participated to this study after ethical approval. CAT performance was measured by Bassin Anticipation Timer at 1mph (low) and 5 mph (high) stimulus speeds using an incremental running protocol under three exercise intensities (rest condition, 70%, & 90% Heart Rate Reserve). Raw scores were transformed into Absolute Constant Error and Variable Error indicating accuracy and variability, respectively. A number of mixed model ANOVAs indicated that males were more accurate in comparison to females across all exercise intensities at low (1 mph) stimulus speed, but not at fast (5 mph) speed. The results also showed that males were more accurate and consistent than females at low (1 mph) stimulus speed in comparison with high (5 mph) speed at rest condition. Additionally, males had more accurate and consistent CAT performances for both stimulus speeds at high exercise intensity. Finally, all participants were more accurate and consistent at high (5 mph) stimulus speed in comparison with low (1 mph) speed at moderate exercise intensity while regardless of gender of the participants.