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.e., mastery-approach) may have protective value in youth sport. It is suggested that coaches promote adaptive implicit beliefs and achievement goals on a regular and ongoing basis. A Qualitative Exploration of Thriving in Elite Sport Brown, D.J., Arnold, R., Reid, T., & Roberts, G. (2018). Journal of Applied Sport

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A.P. (Karin) de Bruin and Raôul R.D. Oudejans

everywhere.” (track-and-field athlete). Sport body image experiences: Regarding athletic body image, the respondents recognized an increased body awareness in the elite sport arena. “Before I went to that elite gymnastics club, I already heard things like ‘you cannot eat candy anymore’ and so on. When I

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Fleur E.C.A. van Rens, Rebecca A. Ashley and Andrea R. Steele

university. Seven of the 8 participants explained that attaining anything lower than a distinction was perceived as failure and made them feel “pretty pissed off.” Several participants attributed this commitment to performance excellence in education to their elite sport experiences: “I get really quite

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Gabriella McLoughlin, Courtney Weisman Fecske, Yvette Castaneda, Candace Gwin and Kim Graber

, Sabiston, & Bloom, 2011 ). Pelletier et al. ( 1995 ) conceptualized three forms of intrinsic motivation: to know, to accomplish , and to experience stimulation ( Deci & Ryan, 1985 ; Vallerand et al., 1992 ) within an elite sport environment. They described intrinsic motivation to know as the

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Markus Gerber, Simon Best, Fabienne Meerstetter, Sandrine Isoard-Gautheur, Henrik Gustafsson, Renzo Bianchi, Daniel J. Madigan, Flora Colledge, Sebastian Ludyga, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler and Serge Brand

Participating in competitive elite sport can be a stressful experience due to a range of organizational (e.g., selection processes), nonorganizational (e.g., pressure from coach), or competitive (e.g., high performance expectations) stressors ( Fletcher & Hanton, 2003 ; Mellalieu, Neil, Hanton

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Courtney W. Hess, Stacy L. Gnacinski and Barbara B. Meyer

, 2014 ; Gordon et al., 2014 ). In sport, the Meyer athlete performance management model (MAPM) most closely aligns with the transdisciplinary approach ( Meyer et al., 2014 ). The MAPM emerged out of decades of professional practice from practitioners in diverse domains in elite sport as a general

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Stiliani Ani Chroni, Frank Abrahamsen, Eivind Skille and Liv Hemmestad

-oriented culture that characterizes Norwegian sports federations. The existing literature attests to the organizational culture influencing coaches’ work ( Slack & Parent, 2006 )--in the case of elite sport this would be the federation employing them. According to Ray, Baker, and Plowman ( 2011 ), “organization

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Kathy Babiak, Lucie Thibault and Annick Willem

related increase in focus of the academic literature on the topic. The scholarship on IORs in sport management has emerged as a growing field of inquiry with researchers exploring a range of issues and industry contexts from nonprofit collaboration in community or elite sport, to public

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Kristoffer Henriksen

Context As a practitioner, I work in Team Denmark, the Danish national elite-sport institute, and have done so for approximately 10 years. I have provided sport psychology support at a range of international events including two Olympic Games. Team Denmark provides financial and expert support for

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Hannah Butler-Coyne, Vaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton and Jamie Taylor

, retirement and “struggling in silence” were all referenced as particular “pressure points” impacting on athletes’ mental health. The research led to the development of the Performance Matters: Mental Health in Elite Sport report, accessible in the public domain. In response, governing bodies from targeted