RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POMS AND PERFORMANCE IS RESTRICTED AND NOT CLEAR
Beedie, C. J., Terry, P. C., & Lane, A. M. (2000). The Profile of Mood States and athletic performance: Two meta-analyses. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 12, 49-68.
Articles (N = 13) relating POMS and athletic achievement and articles (N = 16) relating POMS and performance outcome were analyzed using a meta-analysis paradigm.
POMS was not found to be useful for predicting level of achievement. It should not be used to determine the standard of a performer. It displayed moderate (vigor, confusion, depression), small (anger, tension), and very small (fatigue) relationships with performance outcome.
Implication. The relationship between POMS and performance is limited and not clear.
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