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The Role of Repression in the Incidence of Ironic Errors
School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, UK.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Department of Sport Development, University of Northumbria, UK. (School of Sport, Performing Arts, and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, United Kingdom)
2008 (English)In: The Sport psychologist, ISSN 0888-4781, E-ISSN 1543-2793, ISSN 08884781, Vol. 22, no 2, 183-196 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of repression in the incidence of ironic errors was investigated on a golf task. Coping styles of novice golfers were determined using measures of cognitive anxiety and physiological arousal. Following baseline putts, participants (n = 58) performed a competition putt with the opportunity to win UK£50 (approx. US$100). Before completing the competition putt participants were instructed to “land the ball on the target, but be particularly careful not to over-shoot the target.” The distance the ball traveled past the hole formed the measure of ironic effects. Probing of the coping style × condition interaction, F(2, 41) = 6.53, p < .005, revealed that only the repressors incurred a significant increase in ironic error for the competition putt. This suggests that the act of repressing anxiety has a detrimental performance effect.

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Human Kinetics, 2008. Vol. 22, no 2, 183-196 p.
Keyword [en]
sports psychology, psychological aspects, human error, golf, athletes
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139731DOI: 10.1123/tsp.22.2.183OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-139731DiVA: diva2:1143101
Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2017-09-20

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