Type D personality, stress, coping and performance on a novel sport task

Borkoles, E, Kaiseler, M, Evans, AL, Ski, CF ORCID: 0000-0003-1324-2933, Thompson, DR and Polman, RCJ ORCID: 0000-0003-2951-0904 2018, 'Type D personality, stress, coping and performance on a novel sport task' , PLOS ONE, 13 (4) , e0196692.

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Abstract

We investigated (1) the relationship between Type D personality, stress intensity appraisal of a self-selected stressor, coping, and perceived coping effectiveness and (2) the relationship between Type D personality and performance. In study one, 482 athletes completed the Type D personality questionnaire (DS14), stress thermometer and MCOPE in relation to a recently experienced sport stressor. Type D was associated with increased levels of perceived stress and selection of coping strategies (more emotion and avoidance coping) as well as perceptions of their effectiveness. In study two, 32 participants completed a rugby league circuit task and were assessed on pre-performance anxiety, post-performance affect and coping. Type D was associated with poorer performance (reduced distance; more errors), decreases in pre-performance self-confidence and more use of maladaptive resignation/withdrawal coping. Findings suggest that Type D is associated with maladaptive coping and reduced performance. Type D individuals would benefit from interventions related to mood modification or enhancing interpersonal functioning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research Article, Biology and life sciences, Social sciences, Medicine and health sciences
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: PLOS ONE
Publisher: Public Library of Science
ISSN: 1932-6203
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Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 07:32
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2018 03:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46853

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