Flow State and Performance Patterns in Tennis Competition

Koehn, Stefan (2017) Flow State and Performance Patterns in Tennis Competition. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal, 7 (3). ISSN 2474-7688

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Flow experiences have important implications for performances in both sport and everyday life. Several studies have shown correlational links between flow and subjective performance assessments, and flow and objective performance outcomes. One limitation of previous investigations was the overall assessment of flow state, measuring flow retrospectively after the end of the training or competition performance. In this study, flow was measured repeatedly during a two-set tennis-training match. Participants reported on their flow state during the frequent match breaks when changing ends. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between flow and performance outcomes. Results revealed similar patterns between flow and performance measurements. The conclusion drawn is that there is a positive association between flow state and performance; that is stronger flow experiences are linked to better performances.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's version of an article accepted for publication in Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal. The final published version is available from https://juniperpublishers.com/pbsij/pdf/PBSIJ.MS.ID.555715.pdf
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Stefan Koehn
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 11:30
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2338

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