Competitive Anxiety in Sport

Human Kinetics, 1990 - 277 páginas

Competitive Anxiety in Sport is a comprehensive review of competitive anxiety research that has used the Sport Competition Anxiety Test, or SCAT (a trait scale), and the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2). This book describes the theoretical basis and development procedures for each scale, including detailed information on reliability and validity.

Competitive Anxiety in Sport outlines directions for future research using SCAT. In addition, the book features the full original report on the development of the CSAI-2 and instructions for using it.

Competitive Anxiety in Sport concludes with a theory of competitive anxiety based on an interaction between uncertainty about the outcome and the importance assigned to that outcome. The reader is invited to test the theory and challenged to replace it with a better one.

The actual scales for both SCAT and the CSAI-2 are contained in the text, and readers are encouraged to photocopy these scales for research purposes without further written permission. With these ready-to-use tools, sport psychology researchers, teachers, and students have everything they need to test the authors' theory and arrive at their own conclusions about the causes of competitive anxiety and how to address them.

This extension of and replacement for Martens's original competitive anxiety monograph published in 1977 also features the following:
-The test construction procedures with complete results of the reliability and validity of each scale

-Extensive reviews of 88 studies using SCAT and 16 using the CSAI-2

-New, more comprehensive norms for SCAT and the CSAI-2

-A new theory of competitive anxiety that synthesizes the findings and offers direction for future investigation
Competitive Anxiety in Sport is an essential reference for any research sport psychologist who is investigating competitive anxiety. Clinical sport psychologists will also find this book helpful in understanding the causes of competitive anxiety.



Anxiety in Sport
Competitive Trait Anxiety
Development of SCAT
Construct Validation of SCAT
Using SCAT and SCAT Norms
Conclusions Problems and Future Directions
Development and Validation
Development of the CSAI2
Conclusions Problems
Concluding With a Theory
Appendix A Published Empirical Studies Using SCAT
Published Empirical Studies Using the CSAI2
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors 277

Construct Validation of the CSAI2
Using the CSAI2 and CSAI2 Norms

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Rainer Martens is an expert in sports psychology. He has taught, researched, and worked in various parts of the sports world through the years. He is a member of the Illinois Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Martens is the author of Youth Sport Director Guide and Successful Coaching.

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