Managing pressure: patterns of appraisals and coping strategies of non-elite and elite athletes during competition.

@article{Calmeiro2014ManagingPP,
  title={Managing pressure: patterns of appraisals and coping strategies of non-elite and elite athletes during competition.},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Calmeiro and Gershon Tenenbaum and David W. Eccles},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 19},
  pages={1813-20}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare moment-to-moment appraisals and coping strategies of 4 non-elite and 2 elite male trap shooters during competitions and in particular during periods of competition perceived as critical to performance. Appraisals and coping patterns of trap shooters were captured via verbal reports of thinking provided between sets of shots during major competitions. Verbal reports were coded according to an appraisal and coping typology. Coded data as well as shooting… CONTINUE READING