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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Psychological Skills and “the Paras”: The Indirect Effects of Psychological Skills on Endurance (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Arthur, Rosemary Anne
Fitzwater, James
Roberts, Ross
Hardy, James
Arthur, Calum A
Contact Email: calum.arthur@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2017
Citation: Arthur RA, Fitzwater J, Roberts R, Hardy J & Arthur CA (2017) Psychological Skills and “the Paras”: The Indirect Effects of Psychological Skills on Endurance (Forthcoming/Available Online), Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.
Abstract: We examined the indirect effects of basic psychological skills (PS) on military endurance through enhanced advanced PS, whilst controlling for fitness. British Army recruits (n = 159) participated in three endurance events for Parachute Regiment selection and completed an adapted Test of Performance Strategies questionnaire (Hardy etal., 2010). Following confirmatory factor analyses, the multiple mediation regression analyses using PROCESS (Hayes, 2013) suggested that goal-setting, imagery and relaxation all had positive indirect effects on endurance via activation, with goal setting also impacting on endurance via negative thinking. These data provide some support for basic PS influencing endurance via advanced PS.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2017.1306728
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