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Correlates of Dispositional and State Flow in Tennis Competition

Koehn, Stefan and Morris, Tony and Watt, Anthony P (2013) Correlates of Dispositional and State Flow in Tennis Competition. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology , 25 (3). pp. 354-369. ISSN 1041-3200 (print) 1533-1571 (online)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological correlates and flow in tennis competition. Using a cross-sectional design, the sample of 261 junior tennis athletes showed moderate-to-strong correlations between flow (dispositional and state) and confidence (r disp = .59; r state = .35), imagery use (r disp = .58; r state = .32), and action control (r disp = .41; r state = .40), whereas absorption was orthogonal to flow. Commonality analysis revealed that imagery and confidence accounted for 34.2% of the variance in dispositional flow. The results are discussed for the development of intervention studies in order to enhance flow in competition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID26721, sports psychology, athletes, flow theory, measurement, Australia, New Zealand
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Phung.T Tran
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 23:03
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 19:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23666
DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2012.737403
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Citations in Scopus: 3 - View on Scopus

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