The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of goal orientation, state anxiety, and perception of exertion among long distance runners. Participants were 29 male long distance runners who competed at 2001 Taipei International Marathon Meet. Participant's age and marathon experience were 43.90 and 9.23 years respectively. Participants were asked to complete questionnaires that assess their dispositional goal orientation in sport and state anxiety one hour before the competition. Participants' perception of exertion was assessed after the competition. The results of Pearson correlation indicated that cognitive anxiety was negatively associated with task orientation and positively correlated to ego orientation. The results of multiple regression indicated that neither task nor ego orientation significantly predicted runners' rate of perceived exertion. With regard to the prediction of state anxiety, task orientation revealed as a significant predictor. Task orientation accounted for 20 % of total explained variance in terms of predicting state anxiety. The implications and suggestions from this study are discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Issue number||91年度 (上)|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|