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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.9-17
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 31 Dec 2020
Received 30 Oct 2020 Revised 17 Dec 2020 Accepted 17 Dec 2020

The Effects of Positive Psychology Intervention on competitive State Anxiety and Perceived Performance of a University Baseball Player
Jung-Taek Shin*
Dongeui University, Republic of Korea, Professor

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of positive psychology intervention on competitive state anxiety and perceived performance of a university baseball player. The participant was a university baseball player. The measures were competitive state anxiety inventory-2 and perceived performance scale. The positive psychological intervention program for research participants was composed by integrating data such as prior research, expert advice, and player interview. Positive psychological intervention programs included orientation, recognizing and developing one's strengths, creating an image of goal achievement, being grateful, thinking positive, and creating routines. First, positive psychological intervention programs reduced somatic and cognitive state anxiety of a university baseball player. Also, the positive psychological intervention program increased the self confidence of university athlete. Second, the positive psychological intervention program increased the perceived performance of a university baseball player. The psychological impact of the positive psychological intervention program on athletes and their application method were discussed.

Keywords: Positive Psychology Intervention, Somatic Anxiety, Cognitive Anxiety, Sports Confidence, Perceived Performance

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