Arousal and anxiety correlates of gymnastic performance
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.
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Basler, Marilyn L.; Craig Fisher, A.; and Mumford, Nancy L., "Arousal and anxiety correlates of gymnastic performance" (1976). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2701.