The experience of competition stress and emotions in cricket
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The purpose of the study was to conduct an in-depth examination of the stress and emotion process experienced by three sub-elite level male cricketers over a series of five competitive performances. Using reflective diaries and follow up semi-structured interviews, the findings highlighted the impact of appraisal, coping, and emotion on performance, with perceptions of control and self-confidence emerging as variables that can influence the emotive and behavioral outcomes of a stressful transaction. Post-performance, guided athlete reflection was advanced as a valuable tool in the production and application of idiographic coping behaviors that could enhance perceptions of control and self-confidence and influence stress and emotion processes.
The Sport Psychologist;
Neil, R., Bowles, H.C., Fleming, S. and Hanton, S. (2016) 'The experience of competition stress and emotions in cricket', Sport Psychologist, 30(1), pp. 76-88
This article was published in Sport Psychologist in March 2016, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0077
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- Sport Research Groups