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A preliminary investigation into pre-competitive mood states of advanced and novice equestrian dressage riders

Wolframm, IA and Shearman, J and Micklewright, D (2010) 'A preliminary investigation into pre-competitive mood states of advanced and novice equestrian dressage riders.' Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 22 (3). 333 - 342. ISSN 1041-3200

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Abstract

Emotional composure is considered critical in equestrian sports. The aim of the study was to investigate pre-competitive mood states in dressage riders. Thirteen advanced and 13 novice British riders completed the Profile ofMood States Questionnaire (POMS) prior to competing. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was performed to test for a main effect of mood states on competence levels, with subsequent investigation for significant differences of individual mood states usingBonferroni adjusted alpha levels. Levels of confusionwere nearing significance between advanced and novice riders, suggesting greater processing efficacy and task-specific concentration for more advanced riders. Sport psychological interventions for equestrians should focus on lowering levels of confusion and increasing task-orientated focus in novice riders. © Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 13:47
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/877

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