Study on the bowling is a center of sports physiological and biomechanical ones, generally is not observed verification for the psychological effects such as "distraction" also say its features.
Therefore, the present study was intended to examine the distraction effect of bowling.
Eight university students were recruited to find out how bowling contributes to one's distraction. The Profile of Mood Scale (POMS), salivary amylase activity (SAA), and heart rate variability (HRV)
were measured before and after four games of bowling.
Every score of Tension-Anxiety, Depression-Dejection, Anger-Hostility, Fatigue, and Confession taken in the POMS lowered, and the Depression-Dejection score was statistically significant (p<0.05).
Any significant change in the SAA and the HRV were not observed. No significant relations were seen between their game scores and the changes in POMS.
Conclusively, bowling can give positive effects on one’s distraction regardless of the game scores.