... head: ANXIETY EFFECTS ON PENALTY TAKING IN RUGBY Anxiety effects on penalty taking in rugby of the School
Anxiety, a persistent and inherent feature of competitive sport, consists of time-limited and short-term events (e.g., making an error or receiving a penalty from the official during the contest) can unfavorably affect performance. Typical responses to stressful events include over-arousal, heightened anxiety, muscular tension, emotional turmoil, and slower, less accurate decision-making (Anshel, 1995). Long term consequences of ineffective coping with anxiety include psychological burnout and the athlete's withdrawal from competitive sport. Present paper is a research of anxiety...