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Mehri S, Pooraghaei Ardekani Z, Khabiri M. The Effect of Ego Depletion on Arousal of Elite Iranian Swimmers. Ann. Appl. Sport Sci. 2016; 4 (3) :61-65
1- Department of Sport Psychology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran ,
2- Department of Motor Control and Learning, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
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The purpose of the present study is to examine the effects of ego depletion on arousal of elite Iranian swimmers. The sample comprised elite swimmers invited to the national swimming team as focused and semi focused (36 subjects). The research design was as pre- and post-test—in two phases of ego depletion conditions and the lack of ego depletion conditions in two experimental and control groups. The arousal was measured by a biofeedback device, and Stroop test was conducted in order to create ego depletion conditions. The results showed that ego depletion had no effect on the arousal of elite swimmers. In other words, the results showed that depletion of strength sources of self-control had no effect on elite swimmers’ arousal. The findings—based on the theory of community facilities and the self-control model—showed that arousal is actually an accelerator and moderator of using self-control sources; it is not a factor using self-control sources and, also, ego depletion is not involved in arousal changes.

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  • Motivational techniques such as listening to music or watching clips that are used to enhance or maintain arousal, don’t lead to depleted self-control resources.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Psychology and its Related Branches
Received: 2016/06/9 | Accepted: 2016/10/21 | Published: 2016/10/31

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