Experience in sport and its relationship with competitive anxiety
Mellalieu, Stephen D.
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This qualitative paper aimed to provide an in-depth conceptualisation of experience in sport and improve the understanding of how experience influences the competitive anxiety response. 'Experience' themes were generated that were related to facilitative interpretations of the anxiety response. The narrative provided suggested that gaining experience and using reflective practice enabled performers to cognitively familiarize themselves with anxiety symptoms. The athletes then rationalized their thoughts and feelings thus enhancing the coping response. Neil contributed to question generation, draft writing and editing of the manuscript.
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Hanton, S., Cropley, B., Neil, R., Mellalieu, S.D. and Miles, A. (2007) 'Experience in sport and its relationship with competitive anxiety', International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 5(1), pp.28-53.
This article was published in International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology on 03 January 2007, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2008.9671811
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