Perceived control of anxiety and its relationship to self-confidence performance: A qualitative explanation
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
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This paper looked at elite and non-elite performers’ retrospective explanations of the relationship between anxiety symptoms, self-confidence, and performance. Qualitative causal networks displayed the performers’ directional interpretations of anxiety symptoms and how this influenced self-confidence and performance. Elite performers reported greater perceived control of symptoms which were interpreted to have facilitative consequences for performance compared to their non-elite counterparts. The findings provide practical implications to enhance perceived control and performance.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Hanton, S. and Connaughton, D. (2002) 'Perceived control of anxiety and its relationship to self-confidence and performance', Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(1), pp.87-97.
This article was published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport in 2002, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2002.10608995
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