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Direction of anxiety refers to the way athletes perceive anxiety symptoms, and in particular whether athletes perceive these symptoms as facilitative (helpful to performance) or debilitative (detrimental to performance).
Similarly, low confidence and increased anxiety symptoms were associated with poor perceptions of control and debilitative interpretations of symptoms associated with competitive anxiety.
Additional research should examine the effects of sport context and birth order while acknowledging an athlete's functional appraisal of anxiety as facilitative or debilitative.
In particular, if such interference is considered to have detrimental effects on performance (as has been the case in the academic setting), and if the facilitative and debilitative directions of anxiety prove to be related to good and poor performance respectively, goal orientations predicting differences in the nature and frequency of cognitive interference might be one of the antecedents determining why individuals experience (cognitive) anxiety in a facilitative or a debilitative fashion.
Fatigue also was associated with debilitative performance in Game 6.
Labels on students have long term debilitative affects beyond education.
From the focus group transcripts, it appeared that as the performers had increased levels of confidence in their (or their teammates') abilities, experiencing anxiety was reported to have a facilitative, rather than debilitative, impact on performance.
RA is a particularly debilitative form of arthritis that, if left untreated, results in 70% of patients developing irreversible joint damage within 2 years of symptom onset.
In addition to cancer, TGen and VARI eventually will study neurological and behavioral disorders as well as hearing loss and other debilitative conditions in dogs that could relate to people.
Athletes who perceived their anxiety as facilitative for performance demonstrated relatively more stable, lower levels of cortisol than those who perceived their anxiety as debilitative for performance.
This can lead to a debilitative cycle of even less activity, further decreases in physical work capacity and more problems performing activities of daily living.
The different psychosocial factors, circumstances and reaction to change items are placed in order of importance/impact, starting with the factors which the top ranked players perceive as being the most facilitative towards participation and performance and ending with the most debilitative factor towards participation and performance.