Physical self-presentation and competitive anxiety in male master divers

Ross Lorimer, Tony Westbury

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Abstract

This study investigated the link between physical self-presentation and competitive anxiety in male, master-level, high-board divers (N = 84, M age = 29.3 yr., SD=14.3). Competitive trait anxiety, social physique anxiety, and physical self-presentation confidence were assessed using the Sport Anxiety Scale, Social Physique Anxiety Scale, and the Physical Self-presentation inventory. Stepwise regression analyses indicated that variance in competitive anxiety was accounted for by the physical self-presentation variables and that these variables were more strongly associated with the cognitive anxiety subscale Worry, and to a lesser extent, Somatic Anxiety. The results of this study provide support for the argument that physical self-presentation is associated with competitive anxiety in male athletes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-780
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume99
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Dec 2006

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Lorimer, Ross; Westbury, Tony / Physical self-presentation and competitive anxiety in male master divers.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 99, No. 3, 12.2006, p. 773-780.

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In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 99, No. 3, 12.2006, p. 773-780.

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