Mindfulness with Collegiate Gymnasts: Effects on Flow, Stress and Overall Mindfulness Levels

International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports

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Title Mindfulness with Collegiate Gymnasts: Effects on Flow, Stress and Overall Mindfulness Levels
 
Creator Cherup, Nicholas
Vidic, Zeljka
 
Subject Mindfulness
Flow
Stress
Intervention
Gymnastics
 
Description The physical and psychological demands of sports can place an athlete under a variety of stressors. Subsequently, the way in which athletes deal with such stressors can positively or negatively affect their performance. Flow is defined as a type of experience where one is completely engaged in an activity and optimally functioning. Recently, an increase in mindfulness and acceptance based approaches have been utilized as a means to augment negative emotions in sport and many have suggested a link between mindfulness and flow. Thus, if mindfulness can positively influence flow, perhaps performance can also be positively affected. There has also been a need to determine optimal intervention lengths to successfully teach mindfulness practices within sports teams. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effects of a mindfulness training program on mindfulness scores, dispositional flow scores, and perceived stress scores within a population of Division I female collegiate gymnasts. Results from a repeated measures ANOVA indicated that athletes who participated in the mindfulness training demonstrated a statistically significant difference in the dispositional flow dimensions of loss of self-consciousness and the autotelic experience. These results suggest that mindfulness may influence factors associated with athletic performance.
 
Publisher Eleyon
 
Date 2019-08-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/291
10.26524/ijpefs1933
 
Source International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports; Vol 8 No 3 (2019): Volume 8, Issue 3, Year 2019; 19-31
2457-0753
2277-5447
10.26524/ijpefs193
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/291/258
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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