Honors in Exercise Science
Date of Award
Michael W. Ramsey
Thesis Professor Department
Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences
Ashley A. Kavanaugh, Adam L Sayers
In an attempt to demonstrate the interconnecting nature of the pillars of sport (Hacker, 2000) this thesis explores the relationship between physical, psychological and technical variables. Five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Women’s Soccer players were analyzed in four conference matches. The athlete's rate of perceived exertion (RPE) values were correlated to pass completion percentages (PC%) to investigate the potential effect that psychological satisfaction or dissatisfaction of technical performance has on perceived exertion ratings. PlayerLoadTM (PL) values, gathered through the utilization of a Catapult Minimax S4 GPS device (miniMax-10 Hz, Catapult Innovations, Melbourne, Australia), were used as a measure of actual workload in order to determine the accuracy of perceived exertion ratings. Results exhibited a trivial correlation (r = 0.028) and large variability (R2 = 0.00077) between RPE and PC% in comparison to PL and PC% (r = 0.50; R2 = 0.2502). The results indicate that an athlete's PC% does not correspond to how physically demanding they perceived a match to be. However, it is possible that performance variables may influence the RPE ratings a player provides.
Honors Thesis - Open Access
Passingham, Alexa L., "The Relationship between Pass Completion Percentage and Perceived Player Workload in NCAA Division I Women's Soccer" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 307. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/307
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