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State-trait anxiety and motocross performance.
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PMID:  3960649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prediction from state-trait theory that subjects low in anxiety will perform better than highly anxious subjects on a more difficult task was tested on a motocross competition. We analyzed the relationships among the entire rank order of finish and state and trait anxiety measured by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for 32 motocross riders (males whose age ranged from 16 to 27 yr.) participating in a national competition in Italy. A negative correlation between performance (measured by rank at the finish of the competition) and state anxiety was noted. The r for state and trait anxiety scores was also negative, but that between performance and trait anxiety was nonsignificant. Additional studies of high level sport competition will provide data relevant to planning interventions to control athletes' anxiety.
C A DeMojà; G DeMojà
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-25     Completed Date:  1986-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / psychology*
Competitive Behavior

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