Anxiety symptom interpretation in high-anxious, defensive high-anxious, low-anxious and repressor sport performers
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For the first time in a sport setting this study examined the intensity and direction of the competitive state anxiety response in collegiate athletes as a function of four different coping styles: high-anxious, defensive high-anxious, low-anxious and repressors. Specifically, the study predicted that repressors would interpret competitive state anxiety symptoms as more facilitative compared to high-anxious, defensive high-anxious, and low-anxious performers. Separate Multivariate Analyses of Variance (MANOVA) were performed on the intensity and direction subscales of the modified Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2). A significant main effect was identified for trait worry revealing that low trait anxious athletes reported lower intensities of cognitive and somatic anxiety and higher self-confidence and interpreted these as more facilitative than high trait anxious athletes. The prediction that performers with a repressive coping style would interpret state anxiety symptoms as more facilitative than performers with non-repressive coping styles was not supported.
Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: An International Journal
Mullen, R., Lane, A. and Hanton, S. (2009) 'Anxiety symptom interpretation in high-anxious, defensive high-anxious, low-anxious and repressor sport performers', Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 22(1), pp.91-100.
This article was published in Anxiety, Stress, & Coping on 19 December 2008 (onjline), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/106158008
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