Choking vs. clutch performance: a study of sport performance under pressure.

  title={Choking vs. clutch performance: a study of sport performance under pressure.},
  author={Mark P. Otten},
  journal={Journal of sport \& exercise psychology},
  volume={31 5},
  • Mark P. Otten
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of sport & exercise psychology
Choking research in sport has suggested that an athlete's tendency to choke, versus give a better than usual (i.e., "clutch") performance depends on his or her personality, as well as on situational influences, such as a reliance on explicit (versus implicit) knowledge when pressured. The current study integrated these hypotheses and tested a structural equation model (SEM) to predict sport performance under pressure. Two hundred and one participants attempted two sets of 15 basketball free… 

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