Relationship between Self-talk and Flow in Athletic Training and Competition Settings

dc.contributor.advisor Brinthaupt, Thomas en_US Woodman, John en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Kelly, David en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Tate, James en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2015-08-25T14:39:36Z 2015-08-25T14:39:36Z 2015-06-23 en_US
dc.description.abstract Of interest for sport and exercise researchers is how to facilitate performance through mental skills. Self-talk and flow have a number of overlapping principles that makes studying them intriguing for sport psychology research. This study examined the relationship of these two factors in both practice and competition settings for endurance athletes. In an attempt to advance previous research (Taylor, 2014), it was predicted flow would be correlated to a greater degree with motivational self-talk than instructional self-talk. Additional predictions were made that motivational self-talk would be more prevalent in competition and instructional self-talk would be more prevalent in training (Theodorakis et al., 2000). Thirty-two runners from three NCAA teams in Tennessee participated by answering self-talk and flow questionnaires after a hard training session and after a race. Results did not support the hypothesis of motivational self-talk being more facilitative of flow than instructional self-talk. Type of self-talk also did not show to be significantly different based on training or competition settings. This suggests the type of self-talk has less to do with flow than self-talk in general. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Flow en_US
dc.subject Self-talk en_US
dc.subject Sport psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Relationship between Self-talk and Flow in Athletic Training and Competition Settings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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