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Journal:   RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH   SPRING 2017 , Volume 11 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 62 To 72.
 
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COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION WITH IMAGERY -BASED RELAXATION ON CORTISOL LEVELS, COMPETITIVE ANXIETY AND SELFCONFIDENCE IN ELITE ATHLETES

 
 
Author(s):  KHABIRI MOHAMMAD*, MOGHADAM ZADEH ALI, MEHRSAFAR AMIR HOSSEIN, ABRISHAMKAR HAMIDEH
 
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Abstract: 

The aim of this study was to compare effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation and mental imagery-based relaxation on psychophysiological responses of competitive anxiety (cortisol levels) and self-confidence in elite athletes. For this purpose, 36 of elite Wushu athletes selected and randomly divided into two experimental groups and one control group. In the pre-test (first competition) competitive anxiety and selfconfidence as well as salivary cortisol were measured in all three groups. In experimental groups, relaxation techniques was trained for 4 weeks. Data with univariate analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were analyzed. The results showed that progressive muscle relaxation was more effective than mental imagery-based relaxation in decreasing saliva cortisol and somatic anxiety. Also, mental imagery-based relaxation was more effective on the cognitive anxiety rather than progressive muscle relaxation. In addition, self-confidence was increased after mental imagery-based relaxation. In general, it could be concluded that different types of relaxation training was an effective strategy to reduce psychophysiological responses of competitive anxiety and improve self-confidence.

 
Keyword(s): COMPETITIVE ANXIETY, RELAXATION, SELF-CONFIDENCE, CORTISOL, SPORT
 
 
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KHABIRI, M., & MOGHADAM ZADEH, A., & Mehrsafar, A., & ABRISHAMKAR, H. (2017). COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION WITH IMAGERY -BASED RELAXATION ON CORTISOL LEVELS, COMPETITIVE ANXIETY AND SELFCONFIDENCE IN ELITE ATHLETES. RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, 11(1 ), 62-72. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=570402



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KHABIRI MOHAMMAD, MOGHADAM ZADEH ALI, Mehrsafar Amir Hossein, ABRISHAMKAR HAMIDEH. COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION WITH IMAGERY -BASED RELAXATION ON CORTISOL LEVELS, COMPETITIVE ANXIETY AND SELFCONFIDENCE IN ELITE ATHLETES. RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH. 2017 [cited 2021May11];11(1 ):62-72. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=570402



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KHABIRI, M., MOGHADAM ZADEH, A., Mehrsafar, A., ABRISHAMKAR, H., 2017. COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION WITH IMAGERY -BASED RELAXATION ON CORTISOL LEVELS, COMPETITIVE ANXIETY AND SELFCONFIDENCE IN ELITE ATHLETES. RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, [online] 11(1 ), pp.62-72. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=570402.



 
 
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