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Investigating a causal model of anxiety in sport

Marchant, Daryl Brian (1996) Investigating a causal model of anxiety in sport. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

Three experiments tested the Martens, Vealey, and Burton (1990) model of competitive anxiety. In experiment one, perceived uncertainty of outcome, one of three hypothesised causes of state anxiety (A-state), was manipulated by assigning 72 golfers to either a low uncertainty group (LU), composed of unequal ability pairs, or a high uncertainty group (HU), consisting of equal ability pairs. In experiment two perceived importance, another hypothesised cause of A-state was manipulated by assigning 52 club golfers to either a low importance (LI) group that competed for three golf balls, or a high importance (HI) group that competed for a new pair of golf shoes. Experiment three tested the hypothesised interaction between perceived uncertainty and importance by manipulating both perceived uncertainty and importance with 100 golfers.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Athletes, Job stress, anxiety testing, golfers, competition anxiety
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2010 23:01
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15332
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