Explored the relationship between cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety, physiological arousal, and Sargent jump performance. Data were collected in 2 experiments from a total of 32 basketball and volleyball players (mean age 21 yrs) to test 3 hypotheses: (1) somatic anxiety is positively related to Sargent jump performance while cognitive anxiety is not related to Sargent jump performance; (2) physiological arousal is also positively related to Sargent jump performance; and (3) physiological arousal is more strongly related to Sargent jump performance than somatic anxiety. Results support the 3 hypotheses, and indicate that for this task increased somatic anxiety positively affects height jumped, cognitive anxiety does not affect performance, increased physiological arousal positively affects height jumped, and physiological arousal is more strongly related to performance than somatic anxiety.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Journal of Sport Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
Parfitt, G., Hardy, L., & Pates, J. (1995). Somatic anxiety and physiological arousal: Their effects upon a high anaerobic, low memory demand task. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 26(2), 196-213.