Declarative Soccer Knowledge and Recent Video Game Experience Do Not Contribute to Wii Soccer Performance

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dc.contributor.author Goranson, Kari E.
dc.contributor.author Frazier, Kendra M.
dc.contributor.author Manske, Matia K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T14:17:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T14:17:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-10T14:17:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1363
dc.description Advisor: David S. Senchina en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Soccer is becoming more popular in the world of sports. The Nintendo Wii game system represents a unique interface to test individuals contributions of soccer-specific procedural and declarative knowledge. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to compare declarative knowledge of soccer as a sport to performance on Wii soccer video game. Hypothesis: We hypothesized that an increased knowledge of soccer will aid in achieving higher scores when playing soccer on the Wii game system. We also hypothesized that an increase in heart rate can be expected in the subjects after playing against a human opponent in comparison to the Wii computer opponent, thus mimicking a reallife soccer setting. Methods: Subjects completed six tasks: an exercise history questionnaire, video game questionnaire, soccer quiz, soccer skills practical, and two Wii trials: one trial versus the computer and a second trial versus a human opponent. Results: No correlations were found between the Wii scores and the subcategories of the soccer quiz, or the overall soccer quiz score. Also, no significant difference was found for heart rates after the Wii computer opponent and the human opponent. Conclusion: An increased knowledge of soccer as a sport does not help in achieving high scores in a Wii soccer game. An increased heart rate cannot be expected when playing against a human opponent in comparison to a computer opponent. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, Department of Biology, Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2010;10
dc.subject Soccer--Knowledge and learning en_US
dc.subject Nintendo Wii video games--Performance en_US
dc.title Declarative Soccer Knowledge and Recent Video Game Experience Do Not Contribute to Wii Soccer Performance en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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