Presentation Title

Life Stress, Competitive Anxiety, And Affective Outcomes Related To Athletic Performance

Presenter Information

Alexandra Haley

Mentor

Lawrence Welkowitz, Fitni Destani, and Gary Bonitatibus

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

This study will examine possible relationships among life stress, competitive anxiety, and an athlete’s emotional state following competitive games. Examination of an intercorrleation matrix may suggest how these variables interact to produce interference with optimal athletic performance and expose the importance of the mental-aspect of sport. The participants will be varsity athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams. The participants will complete five surveys. The Demographic Questionnaire and the Life Events and Stress Scale will be taken one week prior to competition. The modified State-Trait Anxiety Inventory will be administered on the athlete’s day off. The Competitive State Anxiety Inventory 2 will be taken two hours before competition and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule scale will be taken directly after. The data collected will be analyzed using a correlational model where statistical significance is tied to p-values of .05 or higher.

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Apr 11th, 4:15 PM Apr 11th, 5:15 PM

Life Stress, Competitive Anxiety, And Affective Outcomes Related To Athletic Performance

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

This study will examine possible relationships among life stress, competitive anxiety, and an athlete’s emotional state following competitive games. Examination of an intercorrleation matrix may suggest how these variables interact to produce interference with optimal athletic performance and expose the importance of the mental-aspect of sport. The participants will be varsity athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams. The participants will complete five surveys. The Demographic Questionnaire and the Life Events and Stress Scale will be taken one week prior to competition. The modified State-Trait Anxiety Inventory will be administered on the athlete’s day off. The Competitive State Anxiety Inventory 2 will be taken two hours before competition and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule scale will be taken directly after. The data collected will be analyzed using a correlational model where statistical significance is tied to p-values of .05 or higher.