The Profile of Moods States and Athletic Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Published Studies

Marc Lochbaum, Thaís Zanatta, Deylon Kirschling, Emily May

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Abstract

<jats:p>Researchers have extensively examined and reviewed the relationship of the profile of mood states (POMS) with sport performance since the 1970s. Two decades have passed since the last POMS quantitative review. Our overall objective was to quantify the POMS research with competitive athletes with a prospective measured POMS and a sport performance outcome in the published literature. Additionally, we tested potential moderators of the mental health model (i.e., sport duration, type, and skill) with meta-analytic techniques while considering potential risk bias across study sources. Based on a systematic review, the articles were found using EBSCO and comparing these articles with extensive past POMS in sport and exercise bibliographies. Search terms included profile of mood states (POMS) or iceberg profile or the mental health model with sport and performance or sports performance. For selection, articles must have reported data on competitive athletes, an athletic per
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-70
JournalEuropean Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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