Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

EVALUACIÓN Y ANÁLISIS DE HABILIDADES PSICOLÓGICAS RELACIONADAS CON EL RENDIMIENTO DEPORTIVO EN GIMNASTAS DE RÍTMICA

Abstract

José Carlos Jaenes Sánchez, José Carmona Márquez y Estefanía Lopa Peralto

The main goal of this research project is to discover, when using the Questionnaire of Sports Performance related Psychological Characteristics (Gimeno, Buceta, y Pérez-Llantada, 1999, 2001) the level of psychological skills associated with performance in rhythmic gymnastics, a sports specialty considered very difficult to cope with from a psychological point of view. The PTASA has a very acceptable reliability level (Cronbach alpha coefficient = 0.85) and may be useful to explain behaviour observed and to help in direct and indirect interventions. This study presents data on an activity undergoing little research, indicates significant differences between successful and unsuccessful competition gymnasts; it points to differences between pre-elite and non-elite groups and the results indicate that the gymnasts who work with sports psychologists as part of their training obtain higher scores in Stress Control SC), Performance Evaluation (PE), Mental Ability (MA).

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