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PRIETO ANDREU, J.. Sport experience, anxiety and motivation in popular runners. CPD [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.1, pp.51-58. ISSN 1989-5879.

The purpose of this study is to meet the relationship between psychological status of amateur runners and sporting experience. A sample of 473 amateur runners (374 men and 99 women) participating in various races, men had a mean age of 30.28 years and women an average age of 31.70. The study is based on a quantitative methodology, and its design is descriptive and correlational (Thomas & Nelson, 2007). For the evaluation of the personal variables and socio-demographic was prepared ad hoc self-report questionnaire; and to evaluate anxiety prior to the competition was used to the CSAI-2R by Andrade, Lois & Arce (2007); and to assess the motivations for running a questionnaire prepared by Barrios and Cardozo (2002) was used. The results indicate that runners with a sports experience less than 1 year and who train for 1-2 days/week have higher cognitive anxiety and lower somatic anxiety than those with running longer and more training days; and runners who run more than 50 km/week have greater interest and greater attraction for the competition than those who are less kilometers.

Keywords : runners; psychological state; anxiety; motivation; experience.

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