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Competition Anxiety, Motivation, and Mental Toughness in Golf

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The purpose of this study was to examine whether one's profile of motivation was associated with competition anxiety through mental toughness among 173 competitive golfers (164 men, 9 women). Latent profile analysis identified three distinct motivation profiles (high, moderate, and low motivation). Multicategorical mediation models demonstrated that athletes reporting low or moderate levels of motivation had higher levels of competition anxiety, with these associations partially mediated by lower levels of mental toughness. These findings would permit practitioners to better understand motivation, mental toughness, and competition anxiety symptoms, and their associations.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Schaefer, J., Vella, S. A., Allen, M. S. & Magee, C. A. (2016). Competition Anxiety, Motivation, and Mental Toughness in Golf. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 (3), 309-320.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964402845

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3113

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 309

End Page


  • 320

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The purpose of this study was to examine whether one's profile of motivation was associated with competition anxiety through mental toughness among 173 competitive golfers (164 men, 9 women). Latent profile analysis identified three distinct motivation profiles (high, moderate, and low motivation). Multicategorical mediation models demonstrated that athletes reporting low or moderate levels of motivation had higher levels of competition anxiety, with these associations partially mediated by lower levels of mental toughness. These findings would permit practitioners to better understand motivation, mental toughness, and competition anxiety symptoms, and their associations.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Schaefer, J., Vella, S. A., Allen, M. S. & Magee, C. A. (2016). Competition Anxiety, Motivation, and Mental Toughness in Golf. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 (3), 309-320.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964402845

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3113

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 309

End Page


  • 320

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States