Intrapersonal emotion regulation strategy types (n = 250).
|Music||48||“I listen to upbeat but nice music to keep my anger low and save for the game.”|
|Visualization/rehearsal||42||“Visualizing positive moves I can make in the game, i.e., take on a defender.”|
|Physical movements||35||“Warm up. Increase heart rate to enhance energetic feeling. Ran to sports hall.”|
|Interactions with others||34||“Interact with my teammates.”|
|Self-talk||26||“Used self-talk, psyching myself up to increase anger levels. Telling myself I need to get angry.”|
|Focus or distractions||12||“Focusing on the game and not worrying how the result ends.”|
|Solitude||9||“Alone time to concentrate on task in hand.”|
|Reappraisals||9||“Treating the match as if it is a cup final so I am fully switched on.”|
|Consumption of food or drink||8||“Eating good tasty meal before the game to get rid of hunger and increase happiness.”|
|Recollecting past events||8||“Think of previous good performance.”|
|Breathing||7||“Breathing techniques. Used deep breaths in and out to try and calm self down.”|
|Goal-setting||6||“I set goals for myself to be able to work harder and maintain happiness throughout the game.”|
|Positive thinking||5||“Use quotes from experienced people to bring to mind good emotions.”|
|Self-care||1||“Have a morning wash freshens me up to feel more awake and ready. Feel clean.”|
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