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The experience of competition stress and emotions in cricket

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posted on 2023-01-30, 16:40 authored by Rich Neil, Harry Bowles, Scott Fleming, Sheldon Hanton

 The purpose of the study was to conduct an in-depth examination of the stress and emotion process experienced by three sub-elite-level male cricketers over a series of five competitive performances. Using reflective diaries and follow-up semistructured interviews, the findings highlighted the impact of appraisal, coping, and emotion on performance, with perceptions of control and self-confidence emerging as variables that can influence the emotive and behavioral outcomes of a stressful transaction. Postperformance, guided athlete reflection was advanced as a valuable tool in the production and application of idiographic coping behaviors that could enhance perceptions of control and self-confidence and influence stress and emotion processes. 


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The Sport Psychologist


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Neil, R., Bowles, H.C., Fleming, S. and Hanton, S. (2016) 'The experience of competition stress and emotions in cricket', Sport Psychologist, 30(1), pp. 76-88

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  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Rich Neil Sheldon Hanton

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  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Demanding Environments

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