Date of Award

8-1975

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Dr. Ronald W. French

Abstract

The present investigation was conducted to study the effect of an auditory cue on the bowling performance of visually handicapped students. The sample consisted of thirty visually handicapped subjects (fifteen congenital and fifteen acquired). Subjects were randomly assigned to a sequence of bowling tasks. The task involved bowling with and without an audible goal locater. It was hypothesized that the utilization of the audible goal locater would significantly improve the bowling performance of visually handicapped students. This study further investigated the relationship between onset of visual impairment and bowling performance. Based on statistical analysis the hypothesis was supported. It was found that bowling performance was significantly superior with the utilization of the audible goal locater than without for both acquired and congenitally visually handicapped students. Further, bowling performance of the acquired visually handicapped was significantly superior to the bowling performance of the congenitally visually handicapped with and without the audible goal locater. It was concluded that the utilization of the audible goal locater can increase bowling performance of the visually handicapped.

Comments

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