Psychophysiological Stress Responses during Training and Competition in Young Female Competitive Tennis Players

Published on Sep 24, 2014in International Journal of Sports Medicine2.13
· DOI :10.1055/s-0034-1384544
Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez14
Estimated H-index: 14
Daniel A. Boullosa16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UCB: Universidade Católica de Brasília)
+ 3 AuthorsAlberto Mendez-Villanueva32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Qatar Airways)
This study sought to compare the psychophysiological stress responses during an actual competitive game and a training session in a group of high-level young female tennis players. 12 players were monitored during one match and a training day (i. e., simulated match play). Measurements included salivary cortisol (SC), the revised Competitive Sport Anxiety Inventory, heart rate (HR), and rate of perceived exertion (RPE). Match day elicited higher SC levels for losers at all points in time when compared to winners. All players showed significantly lower SC levels during training when compared to the match at all points in time except during the evening for winners. Winners of match and training situations had significantly higher self-confidence and lower cognitive anxiety and somatic anxiety scores than losers. Heart rate and RPE were significantly higher for losers only during the match (158.9±8.3 vs. 168±6.7 bpm; 12.9±1.2 vs. 15±0.8, for losers and winners, respectively). There were moderate to strong correlations between SC, self-confidence and anxiety scores, and match workload (i. e., HR and RPE) only during the match day. These results indicate that the interplay between psychophysiological responses, match workload and outcome was evident only under real competitive situations.
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D. J. Harriss8
Estimated H-index: 8
(LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University),
Greg Atkinson55
Estimated H-index: 55
(Teesside University)
For publication in the International Journal of Sports Medicine (IJSM), studies involving human participants or animals must have been conducted in accordance with recognised ethical standards and national/international laws. At the very first submission stage, authors are required to confirm that these standards and laws have been adhered to by reading, and formally citing, this editorial within the methods section of their own manuscript. Authors who do not provide any information regarding et...
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 79
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Estimated H-index: 21
Emerson Franchini32
Estimated H-index: 32
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Estimated H-index: 24
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 18
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Estimated H-index: 16
(UNIPD: University of Padua),
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Estimated H-index: 9
(UNIPD: University of Padua)
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Estimated H-index: 32
Michael Gleeson52
Estimated H-index: 52
(Lboro: Loughborough University)
+ 10 AuthorsConnie J. Rogers22
Estimated H-index: 22
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
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Andrew C. Fry41
Estimated H-index: 41
Brian K. Schilling30
Estimated H-index: 30
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Estimated H-index: 97
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David A. Edwards8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Emory University),
Lauren S. Kurlander1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Emory University)
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Omar A. Abouzekri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Brunel University London),
Costas I. Karageorghis27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Brunel University London)
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Estimated H-index: 32
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Estimated H-index: 14
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Estimated H-index: 14
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Hertfordshire)
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Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Hertfordshire)
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Estimated H-index: 5
João Carlos Bouzas Marins17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UFV: Universidade Federal de Viçosa)
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Estimated H-index: 1
(USP: University of São Paulo),
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Estimated H-index: 19
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Estimated H-index: 29
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 21
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 2
(Queensland Academy of Sport),
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Estimated H-index: 17
(Griffith University)
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