THE INFLUENCE OF AUDIENCE ON SENSORYMOTOR PERFORMANCE IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

ABSTRACT The present study investigated the influence of audience on the sensorymotor performance in learning the hall of javelin throwing. The experiment was conducted on two separate days, each with a specific condition: 1) with audience (10 attempts); 2) no audience (10 attempts). The 18 students of smaller and higher performance were divided into two groups: disadvantaged (DG) and benefited (BG). The performance and state-anxiety scores (IDATE), the two-way ANOVA and pairwise identified interaction between group and condition, and GP worst performing and most IDATE and GB with better performance and no change in IDATE provided with the audience. In the heart rate, there was no interaction but the main effect for the condition factor for both groups. It can be inferred that the audience influences the sensorymotor performance may cause worsening or improving depend on individual characteristics.