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The effect of relaxation and mental imagery on self-efficacy, competitive anxiety and sportive performance
  1. Maryam Karimian1,
  2. Fateme Kashefolhagh2,
  3. Mohammad Sadegh Dadashi3,
  4. Zahra Chharbaghi4
  1. 1Board of Education, Fasa Complex of Higher Education, Iran
  2. 2Board of Education, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  3. 3Board of Education, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
  4. 4Shahid Beheshti University, Iran


The purpose of this study was efficacy of relaxation training and imagery training (motivational general – mastery imagery) on self-efficacy, competitive anxiety and performance in (skate) athletes. The procedure of this study is experimental (pretest, post-test with control group). So that, 75 skate adolescence athletes in three group (relaxation training, imagery training and control group) randomly displaced. The instruments of study are self-efficacy, competitive anxiety and performance scales. For group 1 relaxation training and for group 2 imagery training applied and for group 3 not applied any training. Results of analysis of variance indicated that meaningful different between three groups in post-test scores of self efficacy, competitive anxiety and sportive performance (p<0.05). That means, the scores of self efficacy and performance in group 2 (mental imagery training) higher than group 1 and in group 1 higher than group 3 (control group), and the scores of competitive anxiety in group 1 lower than group 2 and in group 2 lower than group 3.

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