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The relationship between implicit beliefs, anxiety, and attributional style in high-level soccer players

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Abstract


  • This study investigated whether attributional style mediated the relationship between implicit beliefs and competition anxiety. Seventy-two soccer players completed the Conceptions of the Nature of Athletic Ability Questionnaire–Version 2, Sports Competition Anxiety Test, and short form Sports Attributional Style Scale. Entity beliefs were associated with heightened anxiety. Incremental beliefs were associated with lowered anxiety. Uncontrollable and global attributions mediated the relationship between entity beliefs and anxiety. Controllable and specific attributions mediated the relationship between incremental beliefs and anxiety. The social-cognitive model of achievement motivation appears to apply to the sporting domain and may facilitate anxiety and attribution research.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Gardner, L. A., Vella, S. A. & Magee, C. A. (2015). The relationship between implicit beliefs, anxiety, and attributional style in high-level soccer players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27 (4), 398-411.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84942191174

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2766&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1767

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Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 398

End Page


  • 411

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study investigated whether attributional style mediated the relationship between implicit beliefs and competition anxiety. Seventy-two soccer players completed the Conceptions of the Nature of Athletic Ability Questionnaire–Version 2, Sports Competition Anxiety Test, and short form Sports Attributional Style Scale. Entity beliefs were associated with heightened anxiety. Incremental beliefs were associated with lowered anxiety. Uncontrollable and global attributions mediated the relationship between entity beliefs and anxiety. Controllable and specific attributions mediated the relationship between incremental beliefs and anxiety. The social-cognitive model of achievement motivation appears to apply to the sporting domain and may facilitate anxiety and attribution research.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Gardner, L. A., Vella, S. A. & Magee, C. A. (2015). The relationship between implicit beliefs, anxiety, and attributional style in high-level soccer players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27 (4), 398-411.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84942191174

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2766&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1767

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 398

End Page


  • 411

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States