Psychological processes in the sport of climbing

Sanchez, Xavier ORCID logo ORCID: and Jones, Gareth (2016) Psychological processes in the sport of climbing. In: Seifert, Ludovic, Wolf, Peter and Schweizer, Andreas, (eds.) The science of climbing and mountaineering. Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 244-256. Item availability may be restricted.

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This chapter provides an overview of the psychological processes that play a role in the sport of climbing in the form of schematic representations and an in-depth discussion on route previewing and self-efficacy. To date, climbing research has essentially focused on physiological aspects, anthropometric characteristics, biomechanical properties and injury epidemiology although psychology-based variables have also been suggested to play a significant role in predicting performance. Visual inspection in the form of route previewing and processing of climbing-related information is perceived by climbers as crucial. Both qualitative and quantitative research findings support such statements. Self-efficacy, a form of situational self-confidence, has been shown to positively influence both performance and motivation in the climbing populations studied. Relevant literature in these areas is addressed.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138927582
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Sports and Physical Activity
Additional Information: Chapter 15 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 14:19
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:02
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