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dc.contributor.supervisor Strachan, Leisha (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Gregg, Melanie (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author Davies, Kristin
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-07T15:31:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-07T15:31:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/14410
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a competition routine intervention on youth swimmers’ competition anxiety, confidence and performance. Participants of this study were youth swimmers (n = 4; female) between the ages of 12-16. Through the use of a multiple-baseline, single-subject design, participants received a competition routine intervention involving imagery, positive self-talk and a relaxation deep-breathing technique. Mixed methods were used, with participants completing the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory for Children questionnaire prior to their swim race and a reflective questionnaire following their swim race. Participants also took part in a follow-up interview upon completing the study. Participants showed no considerable decrease in cognitive and somatic anxiety, or increase in self-confidence or performance following the intervention. However, reflective questionnaire and interview results showed that participants perceived a positive improvement in all of these areas and found the intervention beneficial. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject competition en_US
dc.subject routine en_US
dc.subject imagery en_US
dc.subject self-talk en_US
dc.subject relaxation en_US
dc.subject anxiety en_US
dc.subject confidence en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject swimming en_US
dc.title The effects of a competition routine intervention on youth swimmers' competition anxiety, confidence and performance en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hrycaiko, Dennis (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Bailis, Dan (Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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