Mood and performance in aikido athletes

  title={Mood and performance in aikido athletes},
  author={Willy Augustinus Pieter and M. S. Pieter},
The purpose of this study was to assess the mood profile of successful and less successful aikidoka (aikido athletes). Subjects (45 men, 30.51 ± 8.06 years, and 17 women, 27.29 ± 6.94 years) were administered the Brunel Mood Scale at a regional open aikido tournament in the south of England about one hour prior to competition. A 2-way (Gender x Performance) ANOVA was employed to determine the differences in mood between male and female winning and losing aikidoka. The women scored higher on… 

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