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An investigation of psychophysiological stress in competitive golf

McKay, Jennifer Margaret (1998) An investigation of psychophysiological stress in competitive golf. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

Psychophysiological stress responses to competition golf were examined in three groups of players, professional trainee (PRO), recreational (REC) and elite amateur (AMA). The PRO and REC golfers, comprising a high and moderate ability group respectively, were additionally studied during a practice golf round. Competition stress was determined by comparing psychophysiological responses during competition to those in practice. Relationships between psychophysiological stress parameters and performance were also examined. In a further study, the AMA group underwent an eight week aerobic training program and their psychophysiological responses in a second competition round were compared to their pre-training levels.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Golf, Psychological aspects, stress, competition anxiety
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 06:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15394
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