TITLE

Emotions and Sport Performance: An Exploration of Happiness, Hope, and Anger

AUTHOR(S)
Woodman, Tim; Davis, Paul A.; Hardy, Lew; Callow, Nichola; Glasscock, Ian; Yuill-Proctor, Jason
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Apr2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We conducted three experiments to examine the relationships between emotions and subcomponents of performance. Experiment 1 revealed that anger was associated with enhanced gross muscular peak force performance but that happiness did not influence grammatical reasoning performance. Following Lazarus (1991, 2000a), we examined hope rather than happiness in Experiment 2. As hypothesized, hope yielded faster soccer-related reaction times in soccer players. Experiment 3 was an examination of extraversion as a moderator of the anger-performance relationship. When angry, extraverts' peak force increased more than introverts'. Results are discussed and future research directions are offered in relation to Lazarus's framework.
ACCESSION #
39775573

 

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