The role of social interaction during pre-performance routines : An individual zones of optimal functioning (IZOF) perspective
Middleton, T. R. F., Seanor, M., Schinke, R. J., Pedraza, I., Ruiz, M. C., & Robazza, C. (2019). The role of social interaction during pre-performance routines : An individual zones of optimal functioning (IZOF) perspective. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 50 (2), 111-131. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2019.50.111
Published inInternational Journal of Sport Psychology
© 2019 Edizioni Luigi Pozzi
The purpose of the current study was to provide an exploratory account of swimmers’ pre-performance routines prior to a successful performance and the influential role that social interaction plays during this time. Eight swimmers’ descriptions of their pre-performance routines were analyzed using an interpretive thematic analysis to identify salient storylines. Two overarching themes were identified: (a) athletes’ interactions with the social environment; and (b) connection between the social modality and other modalities of a psychobiosocial state. The authors conclude by promoting a move towards more contextualized understandings of pre-performance routines and an acknowledgement of the social state as an integral component of an interactive psychobiosocial state. We propose that the dynamic nature of person-environment relationships, and how these may impact athletes’ feeling states, should be considered during the development of pre-performance routines.
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