The performance anxiety influence on the motor coordination levels: A literature mini-review
Elisangela Vivas, Marcos Alexandre do Nascimento, Sérgio Rocha
The present mini-review aimed at studying the impact of performance anxiety on the fine motor skills. The articles were divided in 03 thematic axes: 1) Studies about the anxiety and performance mechanisms; 2) Experimental studies about the relations between anxiety and motricity and 3) Studies involving people who had anxiety disorders and its relation to motor performance. Despite many evidences about motor impairment under anxiety situations, the majority of the studies was not carried out with people who suffered from musical performance anxiety. On the other hand, there is a vast production in the sports science field that focuses on the fine motor skills impairment due to performance anxiety, which can potentially serve as a reference to the musical environment. It is recommended that new studies focus specifically on the musical performance anxiety contributing to the early and preventive approach to the motor problems due to performance anxiety.