STATE ANXIETY DOES NOT PREDICT MOTOR PERFORMANCE
Martens, R. (1977). Sport Competition Anxiety Test. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.
It was reported that competitive A-trait (trait anxiety) is a good predictor of state anxiety, but state anxiety alone does not adequately predict motor performance.
Implication. Persistent anxiety is likely to precipitate situational (state) anxiety. However, state anxiety even when measured on a sport-specific test is not significantly related to motor performance.
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