DEVELOPING A DECISION MAKING TEST FOR RUGBY REFEREES

Nazarudin, Mohamad Nizam and Abdullah, Mohamad Razali and Omar Fauzee, Mohd Sofian and Zainuddin, Zainal Abidin (2015) DEVELOPING A DECISION MAKING TEST FOR RUGBY REFEREES. Malaysian Journal of Sport, Recreation and Education, 2 (1). pp. 77-85. ISSN 2289-5930

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Abstract

The main aim of this research was to develop a decision making test for rugby referees (REF-DM). REF-DM can used to evaluate infraction detection and correct calls. REF-DM also stimulates referee communication and visual search ability. Each video clip was filmed from the referee’s perspective and taken from real game situations in order to maintain high ecological validity in accordance with naturalistic decision-making theory. REF-DM has high reliability (Internal Consistency = 0.74). REF-DM was tested during rugby sevens tournament in Malaysia (n=132) and the result showed the potential of this instrument in assessing the referees’ ability infraction detection and making the right calls. This developed instrument has been recommended to the Malaysian Rugby Union for nationwide implementation (for rugby referee professional and decision making skills development). It is also suggested that video-based training program are designed to improve referee performance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Decision making, visual search, rugby, referee
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr MOHAMAD RAZALI ABDULLAH
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 04:34
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 04:34
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4475

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