Mood and concentration grid performance: effects of depressed mood

Lane, Andrew M. and Terry, Peter C. and Beedie, Christopher J. and Stevens, Matthew J. (2004) Mood and concentration grid performance: effects of depressed mood. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2 (2). pp. 133-145. ISSN 1612-197X


[Abstract]: We tested Lane and Terry’s (2000) proposal that depressed mood moderates anger-performance and tension-performance relationships. One hundred and thirty-six male sport students completed the 24-item Brunel Mood Scale followed by a concentration grid test. Participants were dichotomized into depressed mood (n = 59) and no depression (n = 77) groups. Structural equation modeling showed that mood predicted 41% of performance variance in the no depression group and 31% in the depressed mood group. As hypothesized, anger was associated with good performance in the no depression group and poor performance in the depressed mood group, supporting the notion that depressed mood moderates the anger-performance relationship. Contrary to expectations, tension scores showed no significant relationship with performance in either group. Future research should continue to investigate the mechanisms underlying mood-performance relationships.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2008 00:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: BRUMS, emotion, mood, motivation, performance, POMS
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology

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