Goal-directed and spontaneous self-talk in anger- and anxiety-eliciting sport-situations.

Latinjak, Alexander, Hatzigeorgiadis, A and Zourbanos, N (2017) Goal-directed and spontaneous self-talk in anger- and anxiety-eliciting sport-situations. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29 (2). pp. 150-166. ISSN 1041-3200

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore differences in the occurrence and in the content of spontaneous and goal-directed self-talk in anger- and anxiety-eliciting situations. A total of 62 male and 25 female athletes (Mage = 19.66, SD = 2.07) agreed to participate. The results showed that in anger-eliciting situations, spontaneous self-talk was generally negative and retrospective, whereas in anxiety-eliciting situations, spontaneous self-talk was positive and negative as well as anticipatory. Goal-directed self-talk generally aimed at creating activated states, regulating behavior and focusing on positive predictions, even though differences among both emotion-eliciting situations were also detected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport, anger, anxiety, self-talk
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 11:35
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 15:08
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/615

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