The relationship between anxiety and athletic performance : a test of the multidimensional anxiety and catastrophe theories

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Victoria Ivy Krane (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Daniel Gould

Abstract: The relationship between anxiety and athletic performance has been a critical area of study in sport psychology from both practical and conceptual perspectives. New theories examining this relationship are emerging which need to be examined and compared in order for our understanding of the anxiety-athletic performance relationship to progress (Gould & Krane, in press). The primary purpose of the present study was to examine two innovative approaches concerning the relationship between anxiety and athletic performance by comparing predictions based on the multidimensional anxiety theory and catastrophe theory. The multidimensional anxiety theory predicts that cognitive and somatic anxiety will differentially and independently relate to performance while the catastrophe theory is a three-dimensional model examining the joint effects of cognitive and somatic anxiety.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Athletics $x Psychological aspects
Athletes $x Psychology
Sports $x Psychological aspects

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