Anxiety, physical activity and public performance: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of amateur gymnasts’ competition experiences

Merritt, Lucy and Miller, Paul K. (2014) Anxiety, physical activity and public performance: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of amateur gymnasts’ competition experiences. Cumbria Partnership Journal of Research, Practice and Learning, 4 (1). pp. 12-17.

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Abstract

Individuals experiencing elevated levels of anxiety have, for some time, been of significant concern for healthcare researchers and practitioners. Physical activity is, meanwhile, often viewed as constructive for anxiety-release. When physical activity and its public performance merge, however, anxiety and anxiety-release can come into contradiction. In this paper, an interpretative phenomenological analysis of N=6 amateur gymnasts’ experiences of anxiety around public performance are explored, with a view to elucidating some psychological issues around practical, everyday performance-stress.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cumbria Partnership Journal of Research, Practice and Learning
Publisher: Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust
ISSN: 2046-0325
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Paul K. Miller
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 09:37
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 11:21
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1550

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