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Title: Path analysis examining relationships among antecedents of anxiety, multidimensional state anxiety, and triathlon performance
Authors: Lane, AM
Terry, PC
Karageorghis, CI
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Ammons Scientific
Citation: Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81(3pt2): 1255-1266, Dec 1995
Abstract: The study explored predictive paths for antecedents of anxiety, state anxiety responses, and performance. Male triathletes (N = 175) completed a modified Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 which included the original intensity scale and a direction scale of Jones and Swain. They also completed a 23-item Prerace Questionnaire which measured antecedents of anxiety among triathletes. Factor analysis of intercorrelations for the Prerace Questionnaire identified six factors similar to those found in 1995 by the present authors. Path analysis to predict state anxiety from antecedents of anxiety indicated that rated intensity of anxiety was predicted by the perceived difficulty of race goals and by perceived readiness. Direction of anxiety was predicted by coach's influence, recent form, and perceived readiness. Path analysis to predict performance from state-anxiety scores and antecedents of anxiety indicated that recent form predicted performance directly without mediation of anxiety responses. Anxiety scores did not predict performance. The findings support the notion that intensity and direction of anxiety responses have different antecedents.
Description: The official published version of this article can be found at the link below. This is a authors’ draft of the paper: Copyright @ Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1995
ISSN: 0031-5125
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