Emotions and sport performance: an exploration of happiness, hope, and anger.

Woodman, Tim, Davis, Paul, Hardy, Lew, Callow, Nichola, Glasscock, Ian and Yuill-Proctor, Jason (2009) Emotions and sport performance: an exploration of happiness, hope, and anger. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 31 (2). pp. 169-188. ISSN 0895-2779

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: happiness, hope, anger, performance, extraversion
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 16:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:44
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4151

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