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The role of personality attributes and motivation in explaining precompetitive state anxiety in sports


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Mihaljević, Gorana. (2012). The role of personality attributes and motivation in explaining precompetitive state anxiety in sports. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Buško, Vesna].

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The aim of this study was to explore the relationship of positive and negative perfectionism, goal orientations (task and ego orientation) and precompetitive trait anxiety in sports, as well as determine the independent contribution of these variables to explaining precompetitive state anxiety even after controlling for the effects of trait anxiety. Data were collected from 175 participants, Croatian male handball, basketball and volleyball players. Measures included Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire, Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale and Endler Multidimensional Anxiety Scales measuring state and trait anxiety. The results showed positive correlation between negative perfectionism, ego orientation and precompetitive trait anxiety, and also, negative correlation of positive perfectionism and task orientation with trait anxiety. Hierarchical regression analysis showed that 29,3 % (p<.01) of state anxiety variance was explained by these variables, but the only statisticaly significant predictor was precompetitive trait anxiety (β=0,520; p<.01), which was entered in the first step of the analysis. After controlling for effects of that variable, dimensions of perfectionism and goal dispositions didn't yield significant aditive contributions.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: precompetitive anxiety, negative perfectionism, positive perfectionism, goal orientations in sports
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Psihologija sporta
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Buško, Vesna
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 09:42
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:24

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