Emotional intelligence and psychological skills application among female field-hockey players

Tinkler, Nicola, Jooste, Julius and Kruger, Ankebé (2020) Emotional intelligence and psychological skills application among female field-hockey players. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 30 (6). pp. 559-564. ISSN 1433-0237

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Abstract

Emotional intelligence is often associated with higher psychological functioning, leading to an increase in the awareness of psychological skills application in sports. We examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and psychological skills application among a sample of senior-level South African female field-hockey players (n = 60). Participants completed the Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS) and the Psychological Skills Inventory (PSI). We utilised bivariate correlations to assess the relationship between variables and linear regression to predict players’ level of psychological skills application from emotional intelligence scores. Results indicated several significant correlations between the dimensions of emotional intelligence and players’ psychological skills. Further, emotional intelligence seems to be a significant predictor of mental rehearsal and total psychological skill scores. Emotional intelligence appears to be a potential facilitator of psychological skills application in high level field-hockey participation and performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotions, hockey, mental skills, psychological demands, psychological skills, sports
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 11:18
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 08:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45170

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