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Consequences and antecedents of debilitative precompetitive emotions

Abstract : The consequences and antecedents of debilitative precompetitive emotions were examined in two studies. Study 1 explored the relationship between debilitative precompetitive emotions and coping effectiveness. Thirteen players from a semi-professional women's handball team filled out a diary concerning stress, emotion, and coping before and after eight competitions. Debilitative precompetitive emotions were linked negatively with coping effectiveness, as well as with subjective individual performance and objective team performance. Study 2 sought to understand the noncompetitive antecedents of debilitative precompetitive emotions. We interviewed nine players from those who participated in study 1. The main themes that emerged were the coach and the transition to elite status. According to this multi-methodological, in depth analysis, issues related to the coach and the transition to elite status lead athletes to experience precompetitive emotions that they appraise as debilitative to performance. These emotions were then linked to lowered coping effectiveness and decreased performance.
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Fabrice Dosseville, S. Wolf, Tristan Martin, Min You, Sylvain Laborde. Consequences and antecedents of debilitative precompetitive emotions. Psychologie Française, 2016, 61 (4), pp.303-317. ⟨10.1016/j.psfr.2016.05.002⟩. ⟨hal-02890777⟩

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