Degree: MS, Coaching Education (Health and Human Services), 2007, Ohio University
► The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-competitive…
▼ The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-competitive anxiety and flow in female collegiate club rowers. Eleven participants from the Ohio University Women’s Club Rowing Team volunteered during two separate regattas. Participants completed the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory – 2 (CSAI-2) to assess state anxiety before each regatta and the Flow State Scale – 2 (FSS-2) following each regatta to assess flow. Results show no significant difference in anxiety between regattas. A significant difference was found in total flow (p = 0.01) and challenge-skill balance (p = 0.001). Correlations examined relationships between anxiety and flow. Self-confidence had the highest correlation with flow at the SIRA Regatta and also moderate correlations between flow and anxiety. Pearson’s correlations were also run within sub-scales of the CSAI-2 and the FSS-2. Results for these correlations show several moderate and strong relationships within sub-scales.
Advisors/Committee Members: Carr, David B.