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ERIC Number: ED246015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Emotional Energy among College Football Players.
Daniels, Roberta R.; And Others
Emotional energy levels of football players from a Division I college (large enrollment) and a Division II college (small enrollment) were assessed. The 20-item State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was used to measure varsity football players' emotional energy (anxiety) level. The 25 Division I and 36 Division II athletes were initially tested 96 hours prior to participation in a varsity football contest and retested 24 hours prior to that same contest. Results revealed there was a significant difference between the football players of the two division schools regarding their emotional energy levels. Division I athletes showed a significantly higher emotional energy level on both assessments than did the Division II athletes. It is suggested that STAI test results might be reviewed by the coaching staff and the athlete to ascertain whether the emotional energy level needs to be enhanced ("psyched up") or lowered ("psyched down") before a particular contest in order to achieve the optimum performance level of each athlete. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A