The Interaction of Functional and Dysfunctional Emotions During Balance Beam Performance
Authors: Cottyn, Jorge; Clercq, Dirk De; Crombez, Geert; Lenoir, Matthieu
Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 June 2012, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 300-307(8)
Abstract:The interaction between functional and dysfunctional emotions, as one of the major tenets of the Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning (IZOF) model (Hanin, 2000), was studied in a sport specific setting. Fourteen female gymnasts performed three attempts of a compulsory balance beam routine at three different heights. Heart rate and self-report of functional and dysfunctional emotions were measured during each routine. These data revealed the effectiveness of inducting emotions by manipulating height. Also, performance decreased on the most challenging condition, (i.e., the first attempt on the highest height). Moderated hierarchical regression analysis revealed a significant interaction between functional and dysfunctional emotions only when the dysfunctional emotion level was low.
Document Type: Research Article