Temporal aspects of competitive anxiety and self-confidence as a function of anxiety perceptions

THOMAS, O., MAYNARD, I. and HANTON, S. (2004). Temporal aspects of competitive anxiety and self-confidence as a function of anxiety perceptions. The Sport psychologist, 18 (2), 172-187.

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    Competitive anxiety and self-confidence were examined temporally in "facilitators," "debilitators," and "mixed interpreters" using the modified CSAI-2 (intensity, direction, frequency). MANOVA's (group 3 time-to-competition) and follow-up tests revealed no significant interactions but revealed significant main effects for both factors. Facilitators displayed increased intensities of self-confidence, more positive interpretations of cognitive and somatic symptoms, increased frequency of self-confidence, and decreased frequency of cognitive symptoms than debilitators through performance preparation. Time-to-competition effects indicated intensities of cognitive and somatic responses increased, and self-confidence decreased near competition. Directional perceptions of cognitive and somatic responses became less positive, and the frequency of these symptoms increased toward the event. Findings have implications for intervention design and timing and emphasize the importance of viewing symptoms over temporal phases.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
    Page Range: 172-187
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2008
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:45
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/612

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