Relation of game location and experience on mood states

Richard Thelwell, Neil Weston, A. Lane, I. Greenlees

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The study investigated relationships between game location, performers' experience, and mood states. 31 experienced collegiate soccer players completed the Brunel Mood Scale to assess anger, calmness, confusion, depression, fatigue, happiness, tension, and vigor before eight competitive games (four home and four away). Participants were categorized into Experienced and Less Experienced groups, based on the level of performance at which they played. Repeated-measures multivariate analyses of variance compared mean mood scores across location and experience, and follow-up univariate analyses suggested the increase in mood scores on Tension and decrease in scores on Calmness, Happiness, and Vigor between playing away and at home were significantly greater for Less experienced soccer players than Experienced players. Implications of these findings for the applied practitioner are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


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