An exploration of the two factor schematization of relation meaning and emotions among professional rugby union players

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Nicholls, Adam R, Levy, Andrew R, Jones, Leigh, Polman, Remco and Rengamani, M (2011) An exploration of the two factor schematization of relation meaning and emotions among professional rugby union players. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9 (1). pp. 78-91. ISSN 1612-197X

Abstract

The aim of this paper was to explore Lazarus’s two-factor schematization of losses and gains and the emotions generated in response to loss (threat and harm) and gain (challenge and benefit) relational meanings. Participants were 10 professional rugby union players aged between 24 and 35 years (M age ¼ 26.8 years, SD ¼ 5.92). The results revealed that at different times, the same stressor had different relational meanings. For instance, opponent, coach, playing an important match, and injury stressors were appraised as losses and gains. Furthermore, stressful loss relational meanings generated pre-dominantly negative emotions, whereas gain relational meanings generated mainly positive emotions. However, anxiety was the second most reported emotion generated in response to gain relational meanings. This finding suggests that not all gain relational meanings generate positively toned emotions.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9221
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2011.563128
Official URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1612197...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Keywords ResPubID23829, football, footballers, professional athletes, appraisals, C-M-R theory
Citations in Scopus 26 - View on Scopus
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