Anxiety responses and psychological skill use during the time leading up to competition: Theory to Practice I
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This qualitative study, the first in a linked series, assessed facilitators’ and debilitators’ anxiety responses (intensity, direction and frequency of intrusions) and psychological strategy use during the 7 day cycle associated with team sports. Findings indicated three distinct phases of psychological preparation for performance and suggested facilitators possessed a refined repertoire of psychological skills to maintain optimum psychological during these times. The results emphasised the dynamic properties of the stress process and formulated a framework for evidence-based temporal interventions in applied settings. Thomas designed the study, collected and analysed the data, and was the primary writer of the manuscript.
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Thomas, O., Hanton, S. and Maynard, I. (2007) 'Anxiety responses and psychological skill use during the time leading up to competition: Theory to practice I', Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 19(4), pp.379-397.
This article was published in Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on 11 October 2007 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200701599132
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