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Fear of failure in Brazilian runners


Thuany, Mabliny; Vieira, Douglas; Scheer, Volker; Ouerghi, Nejmeddine; Chalabaev, Aïna; Nikolaidis, Pantelis T; Weiss, Katja; Knechtle, Beat; Gomes, Thayse Natacha (2024). Fear of failure in Brazilian runners. Research in Sports Medicine, 32(2):290-301.

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the fear or failure (FoF) in Brazilian runners of both sex, performance levels and age categories, as well as to verify the relationship between FoF and socioeconomic status (SES). Sample size as composed by 916. Age, sex, body height, body weight, SES, and running pace were self-reported. The Multidimensional Questionnaire of FoF was applied in an online platform. Running pace, and SES were categorized and processed through multivariate analysis and Spearman correlations, with the p-value set at 0.05. Female runners with better performance (2.13 ± 0.74) and younger (2.16 ± 0.80), as a well as male runners with worse performance (2.04 ± 0.69) and older (2.04 ± 0.89) presented the highest values of FoF. Among women, SES was negatively associated with FoF (r = -0.144; p = 0.006), while a positive association between running pace and SES was observed among men (r = 0.290; p < 0.001). Non-professional Brazilian runners presented low values of FoF.

Keywords: endurance; mental health; performance; psychology; sex

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the fear or failure (FoF) in Brazilian runners of both sex, performance levels and age categories, as well as to verify the relationship between FoF and socioeconomic status (SES). Sample size as composed by 916. Age, sex, body height, body weight, SES, and running pace were self-reported. The Multidimensional Questionnaire of FoF was applied in an online platform. Running pace, and SES were categorized and processed through multivariate analysis and Spearman correlations, with the p-value set at 0.05. Female runners with better performance (2.13 ± 0.74) and younger (2.16 ± 0.80), as a well as male runners with worse performance (2.04 ± 0.69) and older (2.04 ± 0.89) presented the highest values of FoF. Among women, SES was negatively associated with FoF (r = -0.144; p = 0.006), while a positive association between running pace and SES was observed among men (r = 0.290; p < 0.001). Non-professional Brazilian runners presented low values of FoF.

Keywords: endurance; mental health; performance; psychology; sex

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Health Sciences > Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords:Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Language:English
Date:3 March 2024
Deposited On:27 Jan 2023 08:46
Last Modified:28 Apr 2024 01:47
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1543-8627
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2022.2102921
PubMed ID:35861190
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