A questionnaire that measures athletes’ abilities to experience different senses, emotions, and perspectives during imagery. The SIQ refers to four experiences common in sport: practising alone, practising with others, watching a team mate, and playing in a contest. After spending a minute imaging scenes, including each of these experiences separately, ratings are made on a five-point Likert scale from ‘no image present’ to ‘extremely clear and vivid image’ for three sense modalities (hearing, vision, and kinaesthesis). Some variations of the SIQ include ratings on a five-point Likert scale for controllability of the image (e.g. from ‘no control at all of image’, to ‘complete control of image'). SIQ is used widely in applied sport psychology, but its validity and reliability have not been established.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.