Self-regulation in High-level Ice Hockey Players : An Application of the MuSt Theory
Ruiz, M. C., Luojumäki, R., Karvinen, S., Bortoli, L., & Robazza, C. (2021). Self-regulation in High-level Ice Hockey Players : An Application of the MuSt Theory. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(24), Article 13317. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413317
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The purpose of the study was to examine the validity of core action elements and feeling states in ice hockey players in the prediction of performance. A second aim of the study was to explore the effectiveness of a 30-day program targeting action and emotion regulation. Participants were male ice hockey players drawn from two teams competing at the highest level of the junior Finnish ice hockey league. They were assigned to a self-regulation (n = 24) and a control (n = 19) group. The self-regulation program focused on the recreation of optimal execution of core action elements and functional feeling states. Separate repeated measures MANOVAs indicated significant differences in ratings of perceived control and execution accuracy ratings of self-selected visual and behavioral components of the action (critical for optimal performance) and psychobiosocial (feeling) states across recalled best and worst games. Results support the use of both action- and emotion-centered strategies for performance enhancement. Future research including psychophysiological markers is warranted. ...
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