The commitment: A determinant basic mental skill in student’s performance in Physical Education and Sport

  • A. Eloirdi Team Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive and Health, Laboratory of Biology and Health, Faculty of Science, IbnTofail University http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1061-7787
  • K. Mammad Team Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive and Health, Laboratory of Biology and Health, Faculty of Science, IbnTofail University http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2290-6631
  • A. Arfaoui Executive Training Royal Institute of Youth and Sports http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5705-2536
  • A. Ahami Team Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive and Health, Laboratory of Biology and Health, Faculty of Science, IbnTofail University http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9340-7920
Keywords: mental skills, motivation, commitment, performance

Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Mental skills and motivation are key factors in learning and performance. This study aims to model their influence on performance in physical education and sport among Moroccan high school students. Material and Methods: A sample of 202 high school students including 100 boys and 102 girls participated in this study. In order to assess mental skills, we used the Ottawa Mental Skills Assessment Tool (OMSAT-3) test and to assess different forms of motivation, we used the Sport Motivation Scale (SMS-28). To evaluate the performance in physical education and sport, we chose an individual sport that is the high jump. Results : The multiple linear regression has as a dependent variable performance in physical education and sport and as explanatory variables mental skills and motivational forms retained only commitment. Conclusion : The commitment, as basic mental skill, is determinant in student’s performance in physical education and sport.

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Author Biographies

A. Eloirdi, Team Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive and Health, Laboratory of Biology and Health, Faculty of Science, IbnTofail University
(Corresponding author); eloirdineuro@gmail.com; IbnTofail University, BP. 133, Kenitra, Morocco
K. Mammad, Team Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive and Health, Laboratory of Biology and Health, Faculty of Science, IbnTofail University
IbnTofail University, BP. 133, Kenitra, Morocco
A. Arfaoui, Executive Training Royal Institute of Youth and Sports
KM 12 Route de Meknes, Salé, Morocco
A. Ahami, Team Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive and Health, Laboratory of Biology and Health, Faculty of Science, IbnTofail University
IbnTofail University, BP. 133, Kenitra, Morocco

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Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Eloirdi, A., Mammad, K., Arfaoui, A., & Ahami, A. (2018). The commitment: A determinant basic mental skill in student’s performance in Physical Education and Sport. Pedagogics, Psychology, Medical-Biological Problems of Physical Training and Sports, 22(5), 246-251. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2018.0504
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