Trait-State Anxiety, Worry, and Emotionality in Athletic Competition
Emotional reactions to stress can be observed in almost all spheres of human activity and are invariably present in competitive sports, especially in championship competition. When the pressures of competition are very high, the performance of some athletes is facilitated, while others tend to perform more poorly. Moreover, players who exhibit an outstanding performance in
training and practice games may perform poorly in subsequent national and international competition.