The present study investigated the associations between scores on paranormal beliefs, locus of control, and certain psychological processes such as affect and cognitions as measured by the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count. Analysis yielded significant correlations between scores on Locus of Control and two subscales of Tobacyk's (1988) Revised Paranormal… (More)
Scores on the Profile of Mood States were collected from football players at a small university each week prior to a Saturday football contest. The scores were analyzed to assess whether mood varied as a function of the outcome of the previous week's game. Although the subjects' overall mood state was not influenced by the outcome of the games, scores on… (More)
Scores on the Profile of Mood States Inventory of 15 volleyball players at a small southwestern university were compared by means of regression analysis to the players' final season statistics. The analysis showed that Vigor as measured was related to several volleyball statistics.
Scores on the Profile of Mood States of football players from three small football programs (ns = 85, 71, and 91) were compared. Scores of athletes from the two nonscholarship programs did not conform to the "iceberg profile," differing mainly on Anger. These same players differed significantly from the scholarship athletes at a major college on all mood… (More)
The present study compared performance in basketball as measured by a variety of performance measures to 15 men and 13 women players' moods as measured by the Profile of Mood States. The results suggested that the basketball players' performance was disrupted by a negative mood.
This paper presents a profile of the mood states of nonscholarship football players as measured by the Profile of Mood States inventory. Analysis suggests that these 120 athletes did not conform to the "iceberg profile" described for elite athletes, differing mainly in the areas of tension and anger. The athletes measured for this report indicated more… (More)