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.


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)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Golf, Psychological aspects, stress, competition anxiety
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