Evaluation of Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE): A New Approach to Promote Flow in Athletes

  title={Evaluation of Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE): A New Approach to Promote Flow in Athletes},
  author={Keith A. Kaufman and Carol R. Glass and Diane B. Arnkoff},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology},
The construct of mindfulness appears to be compatible with theories of flow and peak performance in sport. The present study assessed how Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE), a new 4-week program, affected flow states, performance, and psychological characteristics of 11 archers and 21 golfers from the community. Participants completed trait measures of anxiety, perfectionism, thought disruption, confidence, mindfulness, and flow. They additionally provided data on their performances… 
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