Advances in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Psychology by Changiz, Ph.D. Mohiyeddini

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The message we want to convey here is that, if characteristics such as physical abilities and technical skills are a basic requirement for accessing elite in sport, it has to be completed with some personality characteristics allowing, for example, the athlete to deal efficiently with stress. Our aim is not to address here exhaustively all PTLID in sports; we would rather want this chapter to serve as a useful guide, encouraging the reader wishing to learn more about one PTLID in particular to follow the path of references we have selected.

Cattell, Cattell, and Cattell, 1993). Regarding their statistical construction, the Big Five inventories differ from the 16 PF of Cattell. The Big Five were discovered “using orthogonal rotations, and variations on each one of the Big Five dimensions is commonly proposed to be independent of variation on each of the others” (Saucier, 2002). In comparison, Cattell used oblique rotations for his questionnaire, which do not assume that factors are unrelated; this is more likely when considering personality traits (H.

2. , Robazza and Bortoli, 2007; Robazza, Bortoli, Nocini, Moser, and Arslan, 2000). A high trait anxiety is usually associated with a higher state anxiety during sport-related tasks (N. P. Murray and Janelle, 2007). But this influence does not concern only 32 Sylvain Laborde, Jennifer Breuer-Weißborn and Fabrice Dosseville anxiety. For example, cognitive anxiety has been found to predict significantly anger during games (Robazza and Bortoli, 2007). , 2000). It is highly related to perfectionism (Gotwals, Dunn, Causgrove Dunn, and Gamache, 2010), and its relationship with perfectionism has been found to predict the precompetitive anxiety experienced by athletes (Martinent and Ferrand, 2007).

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