Psychological Skills Do Not Always Help Performance: The Moderating Role of Narcissism

Roberts, Ross, Woodman, Tim, Hardy, Lew, Davis, Louise and Wallace, Harry (2013) Psychological Skills Do Not Always Help Performance: The Moderating Role of Narcissism. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25 (3). pp. 316-325. ISSN 1041-3200

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2012.731472

Abstract

Psychological skills are typically viewed as beneficial to performance in competition. Conversely, narcissists appear to thrive in competitive environments so should not need psychological skills to the same degree as less narcissistic individuals. To investigate this moderating hypothesis high-standard ice-skaters completed measures of narcissism, psychological skills, and anxiety before performing their competition routine during training. A week later, participants performed the same routine in competition. Performance was operationalized as the difference between competition and training scores. Moderated regression analyses revealed that narcissism moderated the relationship between psychological skills and performance. Psychological skill effectiveness depends on an individual's degree of narcissism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 16:11
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12241

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