POMS IS NOT RELATED TO SPORTS PERFORMANCE IN A MEANINGFUL WAY
Prapavessis, H. (2000). The POMS and sports performance: A review. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 12, 34-48.
A critical review of literature concerning mood states (POMS) and sport performance was conducted. The classical hypothesis regarding mood and performance, the existence of an iceberg profile was not consistently supported. It was proposed that such an artifact existed only when certain moderating factors were present. A better alternative, the Individual Zone of Optimal Function, was proposed.
The following were proposed as moderating variables involved in studies of mood and performance.
Implication. POMS is not related to sports performance in a meaningful way.
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