Based on an integrative approach to the study of the emotional– cognitive–motor linkage in sport competition, the purpose was to examine the mediating role of emotion-related (psychobiosocial) states in the relationship between self-effi cacy (technical and cognitive) and performance in carom billiards. Forty-fi ve male players of master or intermediate categories, between 30 and 74 years of age ( M = 51.2, SD = 10.8), participated in the study. Measures included scores of technical and cognitive self-effi cacy, functional (i.e., facilitative to performance) and dysfunctional (i.e., debilitative to performance) psychobiosocial states, and performance outcome. The assessment took place prior to one game of a national or an international competition. Results showed technical self-effi cacy, cognitive self-effi cacy, functional states, and performance to be signifi cantly and positively related among them. Functional psychobiosocial states mediated the eff ect of both technical and cognitive selfeffi cacy on performance. Overall, the fi ndings supported an integrative approach to the study of the linkage among cognition, emotion, and action in sport.

Self-efficacy, emotional states, and performance in carom billiards

DI CORRADO, DONATELLA
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2015

Abstract

Based on an integrative approach to the study of the emotional– cognitive–motor linkage in sport competition, the purpose was to examine the mediating role of emotion-related (psychobiosocial) states in the relationship between self-effi cacy (technical and cognitive) and performance in carom billiards. Forty-fi ve male players of master or intermediate categories, between 30 and 74 years of age ( M = 51.2, SD = 10.8), participated in the study. Measures included scores of technical and cognitive self-effi cacy, functional (i.e., facilitative to performance) and dysfunctional (i.e., debilitative to performance) psychobiosocial states, and performance outcome. The assessment took place prior to one game of a national or an international competition. Results showed technical self-effi cacy, cognitive self-effi cacy, functional states, and performance to be signifi cantly and positively related among them. Functional psychobiosocial states mediated the eff ect of both technical and cognitive selfeffi cacy on performance. Overall, the fi ndings supported an integrative approach to the study of the linkage among cognition, emotion, and action in sport.
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