Reflections on the Maturing Research Literature of Self-Talk in Sport: Contextualizing the Special Issue
James Hardy, Nikos Comoutos, and Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis
Over the last 20 years research investigating self-talk in the context of sport has expanded rapidly enhancing our understanding of the construct. In the present article, we provide a brief historical review of the sports-oriented self-talk literature. In so doing we identify landmark investigations and review conceptual, research, and measurement themes present within the literature. We review this empirically based literature, distinguishing between three time periods: (1) the early foundations of self-talk research, up to the end of the 1990s; (2) the developmental years of systematic self-talk research during the 2000s; and (3) the modern day maturation of self-talk research, post-2011.
Self-Talk Theory, Research, and Applications: Some Personal Reflections
In the article by Benson AJ, Eys M, Surya M, et al., “Athletes’ Perceptions of Role Acceptance in Interdependent Sport Teams,” in The Sport Psychologist 27(3), the abstract was not included in the final published version. We apologize for this error. The online version had been corrected to include the abstract: http://journals.humankinetics.com/tsp-current-issue/tsp-volume-27-issue-3-september/athletesrsquo-perceptions-of-role-acceptance-ininterdependent-sport-teams. The full abstract is also provided below.
The purpose of the present study was to gain insight into athletes’ perceptions of role acceptance. Semistructured interviews with 15 male and female intercollegiate athletes from a variety of interdependent sport teams were conducted, followed by interviews with 4 additional athletes recruited for the purpose of verification. Clear trends regarding role acceptance emerged. Athletes suggested that perceptions of leadership, team cohesion, intrateam communication, and other role-related variables influenced role acceptance. Further, the consequences of role acceptance were important in context of both the group environment and individual outcomes. Implications pertaining to role acceptance as a group construct are discussed.
Edited by Sheldon Hanton
In the article by Matthew A. Pain, Chris Harwood, and Rich Anderson titled “Pre-Competition Imagery and Music: The Impact on Flow and Performance in Competitive Soccer” appearing in TSP 25(1) June 2011, the first line of the abstract should read “This article describes an intervention on the precompetition routines of soccer players during a 19-week phase of a competitive season.” We regret the error.