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The Relationship Between Psychosocial Momentum, Precipitating Events, And Tennis Match Outcome, Tracey M Covassin Jan 1999

The Relationship Between Psychosocial Momentum, Precipitating Events, And Tennis Match Outcome, Tracey M Covassin

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether mood states, anxiety, self-confidence, precipitating events, and psychological momentum play a role in tennis match outcome. The following hypotheses were proposed: (a) tennis match outcome may be influenced by individual's pre-competition cognitive level, (b) tennis match outcome may be influenced by individual's pre-competition mood state, (c) a precipitating event or series of events may influence tennis match outcome, and (d) psychological momentum is present in tennis matches. Fifteen minutes prior to each match 24 NCAA division 1 male tennis players completed the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 and the Profile ...