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Performing best when it matters the most: Evidence from professional handball

Christoph Buehren () and Marvin Gabriel ()
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Christoph Buehren: Clausthal University of Technology
Marvin Gabriel: University of Kassel

MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)

Abstract: We analyze the impact of psychological pressure on individual performance with handball penalties thrown in the decisive stage vs. the rest of the game. Contrary to the phenomenon of choking under pressure, we observe that most of the analyzed players perform best when it matters the most. The positive effect of pressure on performance is especially pronounced when the score is level or when the thrower’s team is lagging. We control for gender and psychological traits assessed with a survey. Female players score with a higher probability than male players in our sample. The positive impact of pressure is not significantly higher for female players.

Keywords: Performance under pressure; sports data; psychological traits; survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2021
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