Psychological sport profile and competitive state anxiety in triathletes

Rafael E. Reigal Garrido, Joaquin Delgado-Giralt, Rafael López-Cazorla, Antonio Hernández-Mendo


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological profile and competitive state anxiety in a group of triathletes. Participated in this study 94 athletes aged between 19 and 55 years (M = 35.44; SD = 8.17). Psychological Inventory for Sport Performance (IPED) was used to analyze the psychological profile of the participants and the Inventory for Anxiety State in Competition-2 (CSAI-2) to assess state anxiety. Correlation analyzes performed showed significant relationships between the constructs studied, except for the visual-imaginative control and the motivational level with the cognitive and somatic state anxiety. In addition, the proposed linear regression models proved that both anxiety manifestations were predicted by the negative coping control, and that self-confidence was predicted by the negative coping control, the attentional control and the visual-imaginative control.


Psychological profile; Anxiety; Self-confidence; Triathletes

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