A Cultural Analysis of Self-Talk: Its Relationship to Performance and Potential Moderators

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194325
Title:
A Cultural Analysis of Self-Talk: Its Relationship to Performance and Potential Moderators
Author:
Peters, Heather J.
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Self-talk, its relationship to performance, and responses to feedback were investigated in European Americans (Eu.A.s; n = 66), newly-arrived East Asians (E.A.s; n = 24), later-arrived E.A.s (n = 44), and Latinos (n = 35). Later-arrived E.A.s had a larger proportion of negative to positive self-talk than Eu.A.s. Regardless of cultural background, a greater proportion of negative self-talk related to poorer performance. All cultural groups perceived the task as more valid after receiving positive vs. negative feedback. Results did not replicate work by Peters and Williams (in press), questioning their concern regarding the use of cognitive interventions with E.A.s. Results suggest that E.A. and Latino groups are not homogenous, findings should not be generalized from one collectivist cultural background to another, negative self-talk can act as an indicator for fear of failure in Latinos, and acculturation in E.A.s influences fear of failure.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Sport Psychology; Self-Talk; Culture; Performance; Moderators
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Williams, Jean M.
Committee Chair:
Williams, Jean M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Cultural Analysis of Self-Talk: Its Relationship to Performance and Potential Moderatorsen_US
dc.creatorPeters, Heather J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Heather J.en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSelf-talk, its relationship to performance, and responses to feedback were investigated in European Americans (Eu.A.s; n = 66), newly-arrived East Asians (E.A.s; n = 24), later-arrived E.A.s (n = 44), and Latinos (n = 35). Later-arrived E.A.s had a larger proportion of negative to positive self-talk than Eu.A.s. Regardless of cultural background, a greater proportion of negative self-talk related to poorer performance. All cultural groups perceived the task as more valid after receiving positive vs. negative feedback. Results did not replicate work by Peters and Williams (in press), questioning their concern regarding the use of cognitive interventions with E.A.s. Results suggest that E.A. and Latino groups are not homogenous, findings should not be generalized from one collectivist cultural background to another, negative self-talk can act as an indicator for fear of failure in Latinos, and acculturation in E.A.s influences fear of failure.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectSport Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Talken_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectPerformanceen_US
dc.subjectModeratorsen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Jean M.en_US
dc.contributor.chairWilliams, Jean M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilliams, Jean M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBootzin, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShoham, Vardaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArkowitz, Harold S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStone, Jeffen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1466en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137356574en_US
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