Measurement and analysis of self-perceived pressure in male and female collegiate basketball players
Teed, Kenneth C.
Master of Science
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The purpose of this study was to assess relationships between aspects of self-perceived pressure of male and female collegiate basketball players prior to recurrent sporting events. The research design selected was a number of replications of a single subject case study. The Sport Pressure Checklist was administered before the two practices preceding a game and prior to both games in weekend double-header conference competitions. Immediately following a game each subject evaluated his/her performance. The data were analysed to determine (a) the consistency of responses of individuals over an extended period of time, (b) possible interactions of pressure sources within the team setting, and (c) the direct effect of one competitive performance on pressure parameters preceding another close competitive effort. The subgroups of women*s starters displayed some, significant relationships between pressure and performance. The pressure area scores were consistent over a four day measurement period. The amount, type, and source of pressure for each subject was deemed to be.unique and quite individualistic.