Psychological Characteristics of Successful and Nonsuccessful Elite Wrestlers: An Exploratory Study

@article{Highlen1979PsychologicalCO,
  title={Psychological Characteristics of Successful and Nonsuccessful Elite Wrestlers: An Exploratory Study},
  author={P. Highlen and Bonnie B. Bennett},
  journal={The Journal of Sport Psychology},
  year={1979},
  volume={1},
  pages={123-137}
}
Elite wrestlers (N = 39) were given a standardized questionnaire during final competition for positions on three Canadian World Wrestling teams. The questionnaire specifically focused upon psychological factors affecting both their training and competition. For data analysis, questionnaire items were combined into 17 factors. Both t-tests and simple discriminant function analyses for qualifier/nonqualifier competitive status revealed that self-confidence was the most important factor… Expand
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