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Investigating the Relationship Between Self-Talk Engagement and Performance Anxiety in GAA Players

Baxter, Laura (2023) Investigating the Relationship Between Self-Talk Engagement and Performance Anxiety in GAA Players. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between self-talk engagement and performance anxiety in GAA Players, while also exploring the gender differences within these variables. Research has shown that engaging in self-talk can reduce athletes’ performance anxiety levels. The present study sought to expand upon these findings and strengthen them by investigating a new group of GAA Players. A total of 183 participants completed questionnaires measuring their self-talk engagement and performance anxiety. Findings from a multiple regression analysis revealed that motivational self-talk/cognitive self-talk was significantly predictive of performance anxiety. Follow up MANOVAs showed that females are significantly higher in somatic anxiety, worry, and concentration disruption than males. Males scored higher in cognitive self-talk than females, but females scored higher in motivational self-talk than males. Implications for this study and best practices for measuring and researching self-talk and performance anxiety in GAA Players are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Farrell, Lynn
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 31 May 2023 14:58
Last Modified: 31 May 2023 14:58

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