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Anxiety

Negative aspect of stress, characterised by irrational thinking,loss of concentration,fear of failure

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Two types of anxiety

Trait and state

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Trait anxiety

Personality trait
Consistent
Stable
Player worrying before all games
Anxious behaviour all the time

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State anxiety

Situation dependent
Temporary rush of anxiety
Caused by threatening circumstances

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High trait anxiety =

More likely to have higher state anxiety

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Somatic symptoms of anxiety

Physiological, muscular tension, shaking, sweating

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Cognitive symptoms of anxiety

Psychological,irrational thinking, worrying, loss of concentration

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Greater the cognitive anxiety =

Worse performance

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Somatic activity =

Similar to an inverted u diagram

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Cognitive activity =

Negative linear

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Causes of anxiety

Being watched
Letting team down
Injury
Playing badly
Increased competition
Running out of time when loosing

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How to measure anxiety

Questionnaires
Observation
Physical testing

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Questionnaires pros

Quick, easy, cheap
Results can be easily compared
Deals with lots of info

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Questionnaire cons

Answers may be untruthful
Questions may be misinterpreted
Time restrictions means answers may be rushed
Answers depend on mood
Inappropriate answers

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Example of self report questionnaire

Scat test - higher the score = higher competitive anxiety, measures tendency of athlete to experience competitive anxiety