POMS DOES NOT PREDICT SPORTING SUCCESS
Reed, J., Ones, D. S., & Serfass, R. C. (2001). Can mood subfactors of the Profile of Mood States discriminate between levels of athletic performance? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5), Supplement abstract 959.
Meta-analytic techniques were applied to 45 studies comparing POMS scores between athletes with different levels of performances. When available, comparisons were performed between athletes and non-athletes. Separate analyses were performed for all subfactors and the average POMS score.
The POMS was unable to predict athletic success but did differentiate between athletic and non-athletic populations.
Implication. The POMS is not useful for predicting sporting success.
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