Predictors of competitive anxiety direction in male Tae Kwon Do practitioners: a multilevel mixed idiographic/nomothetic interactional approach

Cerin, Ester (2004) Predictors of competitive anxiety direction in male Tae Kwon Do practitioners: a multilevel mixed idiographic/nomothetic interactional approach. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 5 4: 497-516. doi:10.1016/S1469-0292(03)00041-4


Author Cerin, Ester
Title Predictors of competitive anxiety direction in male Tae Kwon Do practitioners: a multilevel mixed idiographic/nomothetic interactional approach
Journal name Psychology of Sport And Exercise   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-0292
Publication date 2004-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1469-0292(03)00041-4
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 497
End page 516
Total pages 20
Editor S. Biddle
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherland
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
Objectives:
To examine (a) affective states, proximity of competition and personality traits as predictors of anxiety direction and (b) investigate the role of personality characteristics in moderating the relationship between anxiety direction and proximity of competition and affective states.

Method:
A multilevel mixed idiographic/nomothetic approach. Intensity and direction of competitive anxiety and positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) were monitored in 22 male Tae Kwon Do practitioners across a week preceding a major competition using the experience sampling method (ESM). The participants were assessed on neuroticism and extraversion. Negative and positive affect and anxiety intensity and direction were measured at three random times a day across 1 week before the competition and 1 hour pre-competition.

Results:
Multilevel regression analyses revealed that cognitive anxiety intensity, positive affect, proximity to competition and extraversion were significant predictors of cognitive anxiety direction. Significant interaction effects of proximity to competition and neuroticism, and neuroticism and negative affect on cognitive anxiety direction were also observed. Somatic anxiety direction was a function of positive affect, somatic anxiety intensity, proximity to competition and the interaction effects of neuroticism and somatic anxiety intensity and neuroticism and proximity to competition.

Conclusions:
A multilevel mixed idiographic/nomothetic interactional approach may substantially assist in the explanation of intra- and inter-individual differences in anxiety direction. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Psychology
Sport Sciences
Positive And Negative Affect
Neuroticism
Extraversion
Multilevel Linear Models
State Anxiety
Negative Affect
Perceived Stress
Performance
Intensity
Personality
Experience
Dimensions
Emotions
Sports
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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