Can performance indicators and skydiving experience prognosticate competitive state anxiety in elite paratroopers?


  • Francisco José Borrego-Balsalobre University of Murcia, Spain
  • Francisco José Ortín-Montero University of Murcia, Spain
  • Félix Zurita-Ortega University of Granada, Spain
  • Arturo Díaz-Suárez University of Murcia, Spain
  • Vicente Morales-Baños University of Murcia, Spain



Sport performance, Parachuting skills, Psychological state, Competitive anxiety, Elite jumpers


Competition has characteristics that position sport as a fruitful field for the study of human affective processes of interest for psychology, such as anxiety, especially in disciplines such as military parachuting due to its uniqueness. This study aimed to analyse the validity of the Spanish version of the CSAI-2R inventory through a reliable model and to determine the interrelation, both among themselves and with anxiety, of certain specific technical variables related to sports performance in parachuting. The questionnaire was supplied to 42 jumpers in the Spanish National Military Championship. The results indicate that a reliable model has been established, but it is necessary to realise a multivariate relationship between components of competitive anxiety and specific variables of military skydiver's sporting experience in competition. It would be appropriate to reflect on what other psychological and technical variables may influence the sporting performance achieved, because it is a modality that has very particular conditions compared to the rest, not only because of the space, environment and form where and how the activity itself is carried out but also because of the context in which it is framed, as a result of the peculiarities that define the group to which the competitors belong.


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Can performance indicators and skydiving experience prognosticate competitive state anxiety in elite paratroopers?



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Borrego-Balsalobre, F. J., Ortín-Montero, F. J., Zurita-Ortega, F., Díaz-Suárez, A., & Morales-Baños, V. (2023). Can performance indicators and skydiving experience prognosticate competitive state anxiety in elite paratroopers?. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 19(1), 23–36.




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