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Motivational state and emotional tone in baseball: the reciprocity between reversal theory and field research


Fujiyama, H and Wilson, GV and Kerr, JH, Motivational state and emotional tone in baseball: the reciprocity between reversal theory and field research, European Review of Applied Psychology, 55, (2005) pp. 71-83. ISSN 1162-9088 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.erap.2005.03.001


Differences in telic/paratelic metamotivational state and emotions caused by participation in a baseball game and the effect of game outcome were studied in 53 serious amateur, and 50 recreational adult baseball players. The Telic State Measure and the Tension and Effort Stress Inventory were administered pre- and post-game. Serious amateurs were significantly more telic than the recreational players pre-game. However, post-game, the recreational group had become significantly more telic and the serious amateurs significantly more paratelic. Compared to pre-game ratings, significantly higher post-game ratings for anger, humiliation, shame, resentment and guilt were obtained. For the recreational group, excitement and pride significantly increased pre- to post game. Losers in both groups experienced an increase in unpleasant emotions across the game. Polynomial regression analyses were used to examine the relationships between satisfaction with perceived performance and grouped or individual emotions post-game and a number of significant relationships were also found. © 2005 Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Biological psychology
Research Field:Behavioural neuroscience
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Fujiyama, H (Dr Hakuei Fujiyama)
UTAS Author:Wilson, GV (Dr George Wilson)
ID Code:33228
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-08

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