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dc.contributor.authorOlmedilla, Aurelio
dc.contributor.authorTorres-Luque, Gema
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Mas, Alexandre
dc.contributor.authorRubio Franco, Víctor 
dc.contributor.authorDucoing, Eugenio
dc.contributor.authorOrtega, Enrique
dc.contributor.otherUAM. Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Saludes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-01T12:53:35Z
dc.date.available2018-10-01T12:53:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-04
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Physiology 9 July (2018): Article 825en_US
dc.identifier.issn1664-042Xes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10486/685227
dc.description.abstractPsychological characteristics of athletes play a key role in sport performance and may moderate and mediate the influence of technical, tactical, and physical abilities athletes show. Different authors have emphasized the special attention such psychological characteristics should receive considering the extent they can influence athletes' behavior either in training or in competition. This paper is aimed at describing the psychological profiles of two cycling sports: triathlon and road cycling. One hundred and twenty-nine male and female professional and amateur cycling athletes (35.74 years old average age ±12.79; 14.94 average number of years practicing cycling ±11.20) were assessed on different psychological characteristics. For that purpose, the Psychological Characteristics related to the Sport Performance (CPRD) Questionnaire and the Psychological Skills Inventory for Sports (PSIS) was used. Results showed significant differences among triathlon and road cyclists (Stress control = t116=-3.711, p = 0.000, d = 0.48 ; Influence of Performance Evaluation = t115=-3-115, p = 0.002, d = 0.49; Motivation = t124=-5.520, p = 0.000, d = 0.82; Mental Skills = t119=-4.985, p = 0.000, d = 1.02). There were no significant differences between men and women though there were differences among pros and amateur athletes. Triathlon professional, compared to amateurs, showed higher scores in all the psychological dimensions assessed (Stress control = t85= 3.005, p = 0.003, d = 1.07; Influence of Performance Evaluation = t83= 2.858, p = 0.005, 0.77; Motivation = t91= 2.721, p = 0.008, d = 0.26; Mental Skills = t87= 2.556, p = 0.012, d = 0.77). The results of this descriptive study contribute to establishing a model of optimal psychological profiling applied to the different cycling groups that can be used by sport psychologist, trainers, and coaches in order to promote peak performance of these athletes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by ELIT-in “Integration of elite athletes into the labour market through the valorization of their transversal competences” (590520-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-SPO-SCP)en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Physiologyen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Olmedilla, Torres-Luque, García-Mas, Rubio, Ducoing and Ortega.es_ES
dc.subject.otherMental skillsen_US
dc.subject.otherMotivationen_US
dc.subject.otherPerformanceen_US
dc.subject.otherSporten_US
dc.subject.otherStressen_US
dc.titlePsychological profiling of triathlon and road cycling athletesen_US
dc.typearticleen
dc.subject.ecienciaPsicologíaes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00825es_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00825es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage825-1es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissueJulyes_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage825-8es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume9es_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
dc.rights.ccReconocimientoes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.authorUAMRubio Franco, Víctor (259369)
dc.authorUAMOlmedilla Zafra , Aurelio (269132)
dc.facultadUAMFacultad de Psicología


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