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Evaluating elite performance with the Borg CR100 scale® in a Swedish championship in diving
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2014 (English)In: Fechner Day 2014: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics / [ed] G.R. Patching, M. Johnson, E. Borg, & Å. Hellström, Lund, Sweden: International Society for Psychophysics , 2014, 9-9 p.Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In many sports, such as for example, in diving, figure skating and ski jumping, subjective assessment is essential in evaluating the performance. Judges usually score the performance according to a complicated setup of rules but uses quite simple rating scales. The Borg CR Scales®, commonly used for perceptual scaling of a variety of modalities and symptoms, may also be used for performance evaluation. The Borg CR100 Scale®, is a general intensity scale from 0 to 100,  "Maximal". For diving, “Maximal” was anchored in a "perfect dive". Five judges used the Borg CR100 scale together with the traditional scale for 4 men and 6 women who partook in the semi-finals in the Swedish Championships in diving, 2012. Judges were consistent in their way of using the scales, as can be seen from individual correlations with the contest results. Strong significant correlations were obtained between the traditional scale and the Borg CR100 scale® (r = 0.80) and for both scales with the contest results (0.63 and 0.62). With the Borg CR100 scale® several dives were assessed with a more precise differentiation between the dives. This is illustrated in Fig. 1 by the two individual dives no. 281 and 350. Since the CR100 is more finely graded, the scale gives a better flexibility in the judgments. Because the Borg CR scales can be used for self appraisal of for example perceived exertion, perceived difficulty, and motivation, the results in this study opens up an interesting field of possible comparisons in the study of performance enhancement and in the training of elite athletes.

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Lund, Sweden: International Society for Psychophysics , 2014. 9-9 p.
Keyword [en]
Borg CR100 scale®, performance evaluation, diving, grading
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-110553DiVA: diva2:772354
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Fechner Day 2014
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2015-02-24Bibliographically approved

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