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Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)
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Based on the three-factor hierarchical model of competitive anxiety (Jones, Mullen, & Hardy, 2019), the present study explored the relationship between competitive anxiety and performance among a sample of adolescent figure skaters. Participants included 47 figure skating athletes between the ages of 13 – 17 who were participating in a United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) sanctioned test session. Analyses revealed that the three higher order factors of the Three Factor Anxiety Inventory (TFAI; Jones et al., 2019) along with years of testing experience, test attempt number and months training for a test were not related and therefore were unable to predict figure skaters’ objective performance scores. Recommendations are provided for the future use of the TFAI with adolescent and child populations.
Benish, Diane, "An Investigation of the Competitive Anxiety Experiences of Adolescent Figure Skaters" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2049.
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