The contribution of coping-related variables and heart rate variability to visual search performance under pressure

Sylvain Laborde, Franziska Lautenbach, Mark S. Allen

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Abstract

Visual search performance under pressure is explored within the predictions of the neurovisceral integration model. The experimental aims of this study were: 1) to investigate the contribution of coping-related variables to baseline, task, and reactivity (task. - baseline) high-frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV), and 2) to investigate the contribution of coping-related variables and HF-HRV to visual search performance under pressure. 

Participants (n = 96) completed self-report measures of coping-related variables (emotional intelligence, coping style, perceived stress intensity, perceived control of stress, coping effectiveness, challenge and threat, and attention strategy) and HF-HRV was measured during a visual search task under pressure. 

The data show that baseline HF-HRV was predicted by a trait coping-related variable, task HF-HRV was predicted by a combination of trait and state coping-related variables, and reactivity HF-HRV was predicted by a state coping-related variable. Visual search performance was predicted by coping-related variables but not by HF-HRV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-540
Number of pages9
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume139
Issue numberFebruary
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Concentration grid exercise
  • Coping
  • Emotion regulation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Stress
  • Vagal tone

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