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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Self-presentation concerns may contribute towards the understanding of athletes' affect when trialling for a new sports team (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Renfrew, Jack
Howle, Timothy C
Eklund, Robert
Contact Email: robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Impression management
competitive
perceptions
social
anxiety
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2017
Citation: Renfrew J, Howle TC & Eklund R (2017) Self-presentation concerns may contribute towards the understanding of athletes' affect when trialling for a new sports team (Forthcoming/Available Online), Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.
Abstract: A vignette-based experimental manipulation was used to examine the impact of self-presentation concerns on athletes’ affect and cognitive appraisal. Others’ reactions were described, so as to emphasize or de-emphasize self-presentation concerns. Athletes given cause to believe that they were generating unfavourable impressions experienced more negative affect and reported more threat-based appraisal. Athletes exposed to information de-emphasizing self-presentation concerns experienced more positive affect and reported more of a challenge-based appraisal. The findings indicate a potential opportunity (e.g., de-emphasising self-presentation concerns, providing a supportive interpersonal environment) that others (e.g., coaches and teammates) could act on to improve athlete experiences during sports trials.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2017.1298167
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