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Antecedents and Consequences of Outward Emotional Reactions in Table Tennis

Fritsch, Julian 1; Finne, E.; Jekauc, Darko 1; Zerdila, D.; Elbe, A.-M.; Hatzigeorgiadis, A.
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The purpose of the present study was to shed light on the behavioral component of emotions by investigating antecedents and consequences of outward emotional reactions during table tennis competitions. With regards to the antecedents of outward emotional reactions, in line with appraisal theories, we considered the importance and the controllability of the situation as two important constructs. Fifteen table tennis matches, involving in total 21 players (7 females) with a mean age of 16.71 (SD = 0.70), were video recorded during the finals of the youth National Championship in Greece. Based on the footage, outward emotional reactions after every point were classified as neutral, positive, or negative. Situational factors in relation to the scoring system, bearing the importance and the controllability of the situation, were formed to assess antecedents of outward emotional reactions. To measure the consequences of outward emotional reactions, the impact on the outcome of the next point was assessed. Generalized linear models with a logit link were computed separately for positive outward emotional reactions after having won a point and negative outward emotional reactions after having lost a point. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000125431
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2020
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.578159
Zitationen: 8
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1664-1078
KITopen-ID: 1000125431
Erschienen in Frontiers in psychology
Verlag Frontiers Media SA
Band 11
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 578159
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 15.09.2020
Schlagwörter emotion, importance, controllability, behavior, observation
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
Web of Science
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