oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Daily assessment of state anxiety and mood in African athletes: psychological effects of training from a life-quality perspective



In examining the effects of sport/exercise training on mood and state anxiety, the literature has three limitations: 1) the bulk research relies on single pre- to post-treatment measures, 2) most of our knowledge is based on results obtained with non-competitive aerobic exercises, and 3) with a few exceptions, mostly western people were studie. This study attempted to address the above issues by using an experience sampling method (Hormuth, 1986) and by asking the following question: Disregarding all life-events, do athletes report different levels of state anxiety and mood on their training days in contrast to their non-training days?


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