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The effect of different environmental conditions on the decision-making performance of soccer goal line officials

Watkins, Samuel L, Castle, Paul, Mauger, Alexis R., Sculthorpe, Nicholas, Fitch, Natalie, Aldous, Jeffrey, Brewer, John, Midgley, Adrian W, Taylor, Lee (2014) The effect of different environmental conditions on the decision-making performance of soccer goal line officials. Research in sports medicine (Print), 22 (4). pp. 425-437. ISSN 1543-8635. (doi:10.1080/15438627.2014.948624) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:61026)

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Abstract

Goal line officials (GLO) are exposed to extreme environmental conditions when employed to officiate in professional European soccer cup competitions. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of such environments on GLO decision-making ability. Thirteen male participants were exposed to three conditions: cold (-5°C, 50% relative humidity (RH)); temperate (18°C, 50% RH); and hot (30°C, 50% RH) for 90 min per condition, with a 15 min half-time break after 45 min. Decision-making ability was assessed throughout the 90 min exposure. Core and skin temperatures were recorded throughout. Decision making was improved during exposure to the temperate condition when compared with the cold (mean difference = 12.5%; 95% CI = 1.1%, 23.9%; P = 0.031). Regression analysis indicated that as skin temperature increases so does decision-making ability. Exposure to cold conditions diminished the decision-making ability of GLO.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/15438627.2014.948624
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Lex Mauger
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61026 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mauger, Alexis R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6685-5800
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