Data for: The impact of psychological traits on performance in sequential tournaments: Evidence from a tennis field experiment



    We collected primary data at five amateur tennis tournaments (three indoors and two outdoors tournaments) from 2015 to 2018 certified by the German Tennis Federation (Deutscher Tennisbund e.V. – DTB). We surveyed participants of these tournaments in the years 2015 to 2018 in advance of the event on their psychological traits, more precisely self-esteem, self-efficacy, locus of control, risk- and competitive preferences. We matched the primary data of these well-established psychological scales with primary data from a tennis experiment with three different incentive schemes that we conducted during the given tournaments. Lastly, we matched our data with match data from the tournaments, and secondary data on career performance data from a national information database of the German Tennis Association.
    Date made available9-Jan-2019
    PublisherMendeley Data, Elsevier
    Temporal coverage2015 - 2018

    Keywords on Datasets

    • Sports
    • psychology
    • performance
    • Tennis
    • experiment
    • Tennis field experiment
    • psychological traits
    • Performance under Pressure
    • Second-mover advantage

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