The Effect of Competition Strategies in Influencing Volleyball Performance

Rabiu Muazu Musa, Anwar P.P. Abdul Majeed*, Muhammad Zuhaili Suhaimi, Mohd Azraai Mohd Razman, Mohamad Razali Abdullah, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we examine the importance of key competitive psychological strategic elements that could be used to identify high-performance players in elite indoor men volleyball tournaments. It is demonstrated that a set of competitional psychological strategic elements, namely self-talk, activation, imagery, emotion control, automaticity, relaxation, goal setting, as well as negative thinking, are essential in determining performance and consequently serve as the indicators that significantly favour high performance in the elite volleyball game. In addition, it was demonstrated that a high classification accuracy in discerning the class, i.e. the performance of the players, could be attained via the k-nearest neighbours classifier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


  • High-performance players
  • Indoor volleyball
  • k-nearest neighbours classifier
  • Psychological coping skill


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