An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aimed to identify the effect of short term resting periods (30, 90, and 120 seconds) on maintaining vertical jump accuracy in two settings: swinging the arms and without swinging them. A secondary aim of the study was to investigate whether swinging the arms would affect vertical jump accuracy. Vertical jump accuracy was examined by asking (120) students from PE faculties at University of Jordan, who were selected intentionally, to jump at the level (67%) of their maximal vertical jump capacity. For the purposes of statistical analyzing, using SPSS, each of means, standard deviations, ANOVA, and t-test were calculated. Results showed no significant differences between three short time resting periods (30, 90, and 120 seconds) on vertical jump accuracy regardless arms swinging (p ≥ .05). Moreover, swinging arms did not influence vertical jump accuracy after any of the three short time resting periods (p ≥ .05). A necessity of using deep mental and perceptual processes in skills' learning has been recommended as it helps in better storing of movement information and subseqeutnly speeds the larning process.