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Factors That Effect Sports Performance: Sleep, Mood, Having a Pre-Match Routine and Romantic Relationships

Gavin, Rory (2022) Factors That Effect Sports Performance: Sleep, Mood, Having a Pre-Match Routine and Romantic Relationships. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Research around what makes an athlete perform optimally has shown there are various factors to take into consideration. From past research, it was evident sleep, mood, having a pre-match routine and being in a romantic relationship were all factors which effect sports performance. The researcher hypothesised that there is a difference between people who are performing well, performing moderately and are not performing well in sports on outcomes of mood and sleep. That there is a relationship between sleep and mood when predicting self-rated performance and that having a pre-match routine and being in a romantic relationship will help to predict sports performances. Participants were recruited through social media using the convenience sampling and snowball sampling techniques (N = 123) and completed an online survey containing demographic questions, a self-rated sports performance scale, the DASS-21 scale and the PSQI scale. Results from the Spearman’s rank order correlation coefficient found a significant negative correlation between sleep disturbances and sports performance. Results from the multiple regression showed that sleep disturbances and having a pre-match routine significantly predict sports performance. The current study will discuss why these factors had a significant effect on sports performances and why the other factors did not. More research is needed around the effect pre-match routines and how being in a relationship effect sports performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Relationships
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 12:24
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 12:34
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5641

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