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Feasibility of a Mobile Meditation Application to Improve Psychological Factors Affecting Performance in Baseball Players

Abstract Pitchers are a vital part of the game of baseball and may account for up to two-thirds of the variance in win percentage. As they rise through the ranks of competition, physical skill set becomes less of a factor when compared to mentality. Pitchers are the “first line of defense” for keeping opponents from having an opportunity to score, as well as for holding onto their own team’s lead. Baseball pitchers not only face pressure to perform, but also experience stress from factors such as low pay, adjusting to higher levels of competition, and internal team competition for a limited number of spots. Athletes are often resistant to seeking aid from sport psychologists and often turn to unfavorable means to cope (i.e. drugs/alcohol, excessive ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Dowling, Tiffany (Author) / Huberty, Jennifer (Advisor) / Ransdell, Lynda (Committee member) / Buman, Matthew (Committee member) / Michel, Jesse (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mental health / baseball / meditation / mobile application
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 97 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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