عنوان مقاله [English]
Background&Purpose: Context-dependent learning is a specificity of practice that the performance is better on a task when the environmental context that is present during acquisition, then is reinstated during testing. The present study explored influence of visual context information on badminton service skill and in addition examined whether the amount of practice affects such context-dependence.
Methodology: Three groups of badminton players with three skill levels (less skill, skilled, expert) were selected randomly. They performed two types of badminton service (the high & backhand short service) in two environmental conditions (the normal court & without standard lines court). Each of the groups was 12 players (mean of age 24/33±2/51) that performed 90 services of each type of badminton service. The Paired-Samples t-test was used to compare the performance accuracy in two environmental conditions.
Results: Results showed that there was no significant difference for less skill group performance on two courts, but accuracy of performance of the expert & skilled groups in the normal court significantly was better than without lines court.
Conclusion: These findings support the Context-dependent learning hypothesis and demonstrate that this context-dependence induces with increase the practice.