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Classical dance competition: a negative anxiogenic factor?

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Geovana Silva Fogaça Leite [1] ; Marco Túlio De Mello [2] ; Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Departamento de Biociências - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Escola de Educação Fisica, Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional - Brasil
[3] Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Departamento de Biociências - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Paulista de Educação Física; v. 30, n. 3, p. 793-803, 2016-09-00.

Abstract Classical dance is a practice/modality related with art, and requires a large degree of physical, psychological and aesthetic of the dancers. In the competitive periods, similarly to practitioners of other sports, dancers face stressful situation that can raise the anxiety level, which in turn can have a negative impact on performance. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of competitive-anxiety on dancers performances. Twenty-two dancers participated in this study, aged from 18 to 30 years old, practitioners of classical dance for at least two years. Data collection was accomplished by psychometric assessments in different times (pre - competition, competition and post - competition). Moments before competition, dancers shows an increase in anxiety, but their performance is not affected; they have increased tension/anxiety, altered anxious perception, but they remain focused on the activity that they will perform. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/06718-2 - Effects of competitive stress in mood of dancers
Grantee:Geovana Silva Fogaça Leite
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation