Introduction: this study is part of a larger work, which involves increasing sporting performance by applying mental training techniques - special techniques of neurolinguistic programming. In this case we will discuss some aspects of the test application Jacobson S. (2011).

Purpose of study and hypothesis: In neurolinguistic programming (NLP) we have studied the relationship between sensory submodalities, in accordance with the Jacobson test (2011). We wanted to check the degree of significance of the mean difference parameters studied and if the materiality result falls within the objective parameters. If ideomotor representations of athletes are completed with multiple sensations of all sensory submodalities such as visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory, the possibility of applying the techniques of NLP (neurolinguistic programming) will have more effective results.

Methods and material: two records were made by using two tests, test1 and test2 on master students of the University “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca, from FEFS from APS department (training and sports performance). The statistical indicators were calculated on elements of descriptive statistics and the data is presented using indicators of centrality, location and distribution. Statistical analysis of non-parametric Wilcoxon test was used for sample pairs (data uneven distribution/rank). Materiality tests used was α=0.05 (5%), α=0.01 (1%) or α=0.001.

Results and deliberations: to detect the correlation between the two variables we used the Spearman rank correlation coefficient (ρ). Statistical analysis was performed using the correlation coefficients Colton’s rule. It was found that no statistically significant differences were observed (p>0.05) in the statistical analysis of sample pairs Jacobson test values (times T1-T2). This is a result of the short timeframe - just one month - for objectives reasons. However, many of them appear in a good and a very good correlation to both tests, between the values of the items studied.

Conclusions and recommendations: we want to continue with this study because the time difference between T1 and T2 was very small and we want to extend this study to a minimum of three months. All sensory submodalities are particularly important in achievingideomotor representations underlying mental training.

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