Better out than in: The influence of anger regulation on physical performance

Davis, Paul, Woodman, Tim and Callow, Nichola (2010) Better out than in: The influence of anger regulation on physical performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 49 (5). pp. 457-460. ISSN 0191-8869

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We examined the influence of individual differences in anger regulation as potential moderators of the anger–performance relationship. Extending Lazarus, 1991 R.S. Lazarus, Cognition and motivation in emotion. American Psychologist, 46 (1991), pp. 352–367. [Lazarus, 1991] and [Lazarus, 2000a] cognitive–motivational–relational theory of emotion, we investigated the influence of trait anger and the anger regulation styles of anger-in and anger-out on the performance of a physical task. As hypothesized, trait anger and anger-out were positively associated with anger-derived performance enhancement on a peak force task; anger-in significantly inhibited the trait anger–performance relationship. Results are discussed in relation to Lazarus’s cognitive–motivational–relational theory and future research directions are offered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotion regulation, trait anger, anger-in, anger-out
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 16:10
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 15:29

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