The profile of mood states and athletic performance: two meta-analyses

Beedie, Christopher J. and Terry, Peter C. and Lane, Andrew M. (2000) The profile of mood states and athletic performance: two meta-analyses. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 12 (1). pp. 49-68. ISSN 1041-3200

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The present study was a meta-analysis of 29 published studies that used the Profile of Mood States (POMS) to investigate relationships between mood and athletic achievement or between mood and performance outcome. Results showed that effect sizes (ESs) for level of achievement were minimal (n = 15, Weighted Mean ES = 0.10, SD = 0.07), a finding consistent with a previous meta-analysis by Rowley, Landers, Kyllo, and Etnier (1995). Larger effects were found for performance outcome (n = 17, Weighted Mean ES = 0.31, SD = 0.12). Effects were moderate for Vigor, Confusion, and Depression, small for Anger and Tension, and very small for Fatigue. All effects were in the direction predicted by Morgan’s (1985) mental health model. Effects were larger in sports of short duration, in sports involving open skills, and where performance was judged using self-referenced criteria. Findings suggest that the POMS has utility in the prediction of performance outcome but not in the prediction of level of achievement.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Author's version, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Author's version: The profile of mood states and athletic performance: a meta-analysis.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2008 02:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: meta-analysis; mood; POMS; profile of mood states; moderating variables; athletes; athletic performance
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10413200008404214

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