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A Competitive Anxiety Review: Recent Directions in Sport by Stephen D. Mellalieu PDF

By Stephen D. Mellalieu

ISBN-10: 1606922483

ISBN-13: 9781606922484

ISBN-10: 1608764052

ISBN-13: 9781608764051

This ebook offers a assessment and dialogue of the new movement in the direction of the gains and effects of aggressive anxiousness. Following an outline of aggressive stress-related terminologies, conceptual and psychometric advancements are thought of together with the inspiration of directional nervousness interpretations. The statement then specializes in the theories and versions that define the aptitude positive factors of hysteria when it comes to athletic functionality. utilized implications and destiny examine instructions also are mentioned including a couple of explicatory statements in regards to the nature of the precompetitive rigidity event in game.

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The underlying mechanism for this process, particularly how symptoms are appraised in a positive manner towards performance, presents an area worthy of further consideration. Ntoumanis and Jones (1998) also recommended exploring the individual difference factors which can mediate the adoption of a particular locus of control. Another area worthy of attention is the psychological skills used by performers to maintain a degree of control over the competitive stressor. Fletcher and Hanton (2001) suggested that future research in this area should examine the effectiveness of different interventions in eliciting positive symptom interpretations and performance improvements, particularly the efficacy of one strategy versus another, or the effects of combining different strategies to form a psychological skills package.

1996; Hardy and Parfitt, 1991; Woodman and Hardy, 2001) the approach has received considerable success in its application to the investigation of a broader range of emotions rather than anxiety alone (cf. Gould and Udry, 1994). A theoretical and methodological framework has subsequently been developed to conceptualize, describe and assess zones of optimal functioning of individuals’ emotional states (see Robazza, this volume). , 1990) describes the relationship between the specific components of the competitive state anxiety response and performance.

Findings also support the value of distinguishing between the intensity and the direction of symptoms experienced in competitive situations. Further, direction may actually be a more sensitive variable in distinguishing between group differences when compared solely with the intensity of the response (Hanton, Cropley, Mellalieu, Neil, and Miles, in press; Jones and Hanton, 2001; Mellalieu, Hanton, and Jones, 2003; Swain and Jones, 1996). , 2000; Cerin, Szabo, and Williams, 2001; Hanton, Thomas, and Maynard, 2004; Lazarus, 1999).

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