Debilitative and facilitative perceptions of trait anxiety among students in a college golf class. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the debilitative and facilitative perceptions of trait anxiety among 94 students enrolled in a college golf class. Analyses indicated no differences in performance between those classified as debilitating interpreters, i.e., those with negative perceptions of trait anxiety, versus those classified as facilitating interpreters, i.e., those with positive perceptions of trait anxiety. Also, no differences were found in perceived intensity and direction of trait anxiety as a function of performance. Results differ from previous research on direction of trait anxiety among elite and high level performers so direction of perceptions may be correlated with competition or skill of the performer.

published proceedings

  • Percept Mot Skills

author list (cited authors)

  • Cunningham, G. B., & Ashley, F. B.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Cunningham, George B||Ashley, Frank B

publication date

  • June 2002