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Title: A grounded theory of young tennis players’ use of music to manipulate emotional state
Authors: Bishop, DT
Karageorghis, CI
Loizou, G
Keywords: Emotion;Response;Qualitative;Preperformance routine
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 29, 584-607, 2007
Abstract: The main objectives of this study were (a) to elucidate young tennis players’ use of music to manipulate emotional states, and (b) to present a model grounded in present data to illustrate this phenomenon and to stimulate further research. Anecdotal evidence suggests that music listening is used regularly by elite athletes as a preperformance strategy, but only limited empirical evidence corroborates such use. Young tennis players (N = 14) were selected purposively for interview and diary data collection. Results indicated that participants consciously selected music to elicit various emotional states; frequently reported consequences of music listening included improved mood, increased arousal, and visual and auditory imagery. The choice of music tracks and the impact of music listening were mediated by a number of factors, including extramusical associations, inspirational lyrics, music properties, and desired emotional state. Implications for the future investigation of preperformance music are discussed.
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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