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Den avgörande tävlingen - rörelsemotorik och nervositet

Lindskog, Amanda LU and Nors, Josefine LU (2016) PSYK11 20161
Department of Psychology
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the level of trait anxiety and to which extent the equestrians reinvest to consciously control their movements, and if the result had an influence on performance. The selected participants were 30 elite equestrians, actively competing in dressage. All participants were competing on a both national and international level in this fine motor skill sport. All subjects of this study were asked to partake in an online survey comprised of two different tests. The first test “state-trait anxiety inventory – form Y-2” (STAI), measured the participants level of trait anxiety. The second test “the movement specific reinvestment scale” (MSRS) measured their tendency to reinvest... (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the level of trait anxiety and to which extent the equestrians reinvest to consciously control their movements, and if the result had an influence on performance. The selected participants were 30 elite equestrians, actively competing in dressage. All participants were competing on a both national and international level in this fine motor skill sport. All subjects of this study were asked to partake in an online survey comprised of two different tests. The first test “state-trait anxiety inventory – form Y-2” (STAI), measured the participants level of trait anxiety. The second test “the movement specific reinvestment scale” (MSRS) measured their tendency to reinvest their movements. Results from three “ordinary competitions” and three “critical competitions” were collected in order to measure performance. Statistical analysis was used to look for correlative relationships within the dataset. Our results showed that there were no significant correlations between anxiety, tendency to reinvest movement
and performance. We interpret this results as the sport dressage being a difficult athletic to study because of the high degree of variability introduced by the horse. To benefit the development of future studies, we suggest that the questions asked in the MSRS-test should be sport-specific. (Less)
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Syftet med studien var att undersöka om det fanns ett samband mellan individens grad av trait anxiety och tendens att kontrollera sina rörelser hos elitryttare i dressyr, samt om utfallet hade en inverkan på prestation. Urvalet bestod av 30 stycken elitryttare som aktivt tävlade på nationell- och internationell nivå i den finmotoriska ridgrenen dressyr. Deltagarna besvarade en webbenkät som involverade två olika typer av test. Det första testet “state-trait anxiety inventory – form Y-2” (STAI), mätte personens grad av trait anxiety och det andra måttet “the movement specific reinvestment scale” (MSRS) mätte deltagarens tendens att medvetet kontrollera sin rörelsemotorik. För att få ett
mått på prestation hämtades deltagarnas individuella... (More)
Syftet med studien var att undersöka om det fanns ett samband mellan individens grad av trait anxiety och tendens att kontrollera sina rörelser hos elitryttare i dressyr, samt om utfallet hade en inverkan på prestation. Urvalet bestod av 30 stycken elitryttare som aktivt tävlade på nationell- och internationell nivå i den finmotoriska ridgrenen dressyr. Deltagarna besvarade en webbenkät som involverade två olika typer av test. Det första testet “state-trait anxiety inventory – form Y-2” (STAI), mätte personens grad av trait anxiety och det andra måttet “the movement specific reinvestment scale” (MSRS) mätte deltagarens tendens att medvetet kontrollera sin rörelsemotorik. För att få ett
mått på prestation hämtades deltagarnas individuella resultat från tre “vanliga
tävlingar” och tre “viktiga tävlingar”. Datan behandlades utifrån korrelationsanalys. Resultatet visade inte på några signifikanta samband. Tolkningen av resultatet är att ridgrenen dressyr är en utmanande sport att studera då hästen är en okontrollerad variabel som påverkar resultatet. Frågorna i MSRS-testet bör vara mer riktade till den specifika sporten för utvecklande av framtida studier. (Less)
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Lindskog, Amanda LU and Nors, Josefine LU
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PSYK11 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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competition performance, anxiety, motoric, dressage, rörelsemotorik, nervositet, tävlingsprestation, dressyr
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Swedish
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8876293
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the level of trait anxiety and to which extent the equestrians reinvest to consciously control their movements, and if the result had an influence on performance. The selected participants were 30 elite equestrians, actively competing in dressage. All participants were competing on a both national and international level in this fine motor skill sport. All subjects of this study were asked to partake in an online survey comprised of two different tests. The first test “state-trait anxiety inventory – form Y-2” (STAI), measured the participants level of trait anxiety. The second test “the movement specific reinvestment scale” (MSRS) measured their tendency to reinvest their movements. Results from three “ordinary competitions” and three “critical competitions” were collected in order to measure performance. Statistical analysis was used to look for correlative relationships within the dataset. Our results showed that there were no significant correlations between anxiety, tendency to reinvest movement
and performance. We interpret this results as the sport dressage being a difficult athletic to study because of the high degree of variability introduced by the horse. To benefit the development of future studies, we suggest that the questions asked in the MSRS-test should be sport-specific.},
  author       = {Lindskog, Amanda and Nors, Josefine},
  keyword      = {competition performance,anxiety,motoric,dressage,rörelsemotorik,nervositet,tävlingsprestation,dressyr},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den avgörande tävlingen - rörelsemotorik och nervositet},
  year         = {2016},
}