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

@inproceedings{Kaufman2009EvaluationOM,
  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},
  year={2009}
}
The construct of mindfulness appears to be compatible with theories of !ow and peak performance in sport. The present study assessed how Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE), a new 4-week program, affected !ow states, performance, and psychological characteristics of 11 archers and 21 golfers from the community. Participants completed trait measures of anxiety, perfectionism, thought disruption, con"dence, mindfulness, and !ow. They additionally provided data on their performances and… CONTINUE READING
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