Social support dimensions and components of performance in tennis.
Journal of Sports Sciences
Taylor & Francis:
The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between dimensions of social support and components of performance in tennis. A post-match performance measure was completed by 144 British tournament tennis players. Principal components analysis yielded eight components, labelled Execution of (Flexible) Plan, Loss of Composure, Feeling Flat, Positive Tension, Worry, Flow, Effective Tactics and Double Faults. Before the match, 46 players had also completed the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List. Stepwise regression analyses revealed significant effects of the Belonging and Appraisal dimensions of the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List on five of the performance components. The correlations between total support and four of these performance components were also significant. Logistic regression analyses revealed no significant effects of the dimensions of the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List or Total Support upon winning versus losing. Effects of social support upon performance were therefore only apparent when attention was focused on the components of performance.
types: Comparative Study; Journal Article
Copyright © 1999 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Sports Sciences, 1999 Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 421 – 429 available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/026404199365948
Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 421 - 429
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