Playing position and psychological skill in American football

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Date: Sept. 1995
From: Journal of Sport Behavior(Vol. 18, Issue 3)
Publisher: University of South Alabama
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,508 words

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Abstract :

Certain psychological skills are associated with playing position in team sports. A study conducted on Division 1 intercollegiate American football players reveals that linesmen and backfield players are psychologically different, with the latter performing better in terms of concentration, confidence and ability to control anxiety. Results also show that, regardless of position, defensive players are less able to control anxiety compared to offensive players.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A17503545