Title

Arousal and anxiety correlates of gymnastic performance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1976

Abstract

Arousal and anxiety correlates of gymnastic performance were investigated. Pulse rate and palmer sweating were utilized as indicants of arousal. Anxiety was assessed by means of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Eighteen members of the Ithaca College women’s varsity gymnastic team were tested throughout the 1973-74 competitive season. The intercorrelation matrix of all variables-gymnastic ability, pulse rate, palmar sweating, state anxiety, trait anxiety, and gymnastic performance-revealed limited relationships between gymnastic performance and arousal/anxiety measures. As expected, gymnastic ability is the best correlate of gymnastic performance. © 1976 Taylor 8 Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Name

Research Quarterly of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Volume Number

47

First Page

586

Last Page

589

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.1080/10671315.1976.10616714

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