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Julia Allain, Gordon A. Bloom and Wade D. Gilbert

during competitions has primarily been conducted from an athlete’s perspective (e.g.,  Breakey, Jones, Cunningham, & Holt, 2009 ; Vargas & Short, 2011 ). Before the game starts, athletes look to their coach to help them prepare physically and mentally. For instance, a coach’s pregame speech can affect

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Stewart Cotterill, Richard Cheetham and Katrien Fransen

suggests that the perceptions of the professional coach will go a long way in determining the nature of the captain’s position in the team and the associated expectations placed on him or her as a leader. This could, in turn, affect who is selected as captain and the skills, knowledge, and expertise that

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Alexander Tibor Latinjak

thought type? On the one hand, we were convinced that advances in our understanding about spontaneous thoughts and mindwandering, would help us to gain insight into the affective, motivational, and cognitive processes athletes express through their self-dialogue. On the other hand, we believed that

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James Hardy, Nikos Comoutos and Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis

The foundations of self-talk research are intertwined with the complex interactions between cognition, affect, and behavior, and reflect the origins of the field of sport psychology and its connections with cognitive psychology, personality theories, and social-cognitive approaches to understanding

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Lea-Cathrin Dohme, David Piggott, Susan Backhouse and Gareth Morgan

), and Howells ( 2017 )   n  = 5 out of 25 The term self-talk describes all spoken words and internal thoughts that are directed at the self. It is a continuous stream of random, conscious, or purposeful thoughts. Self-talk affects athletes’ emotional states, attitudes, confidence, concentration, and

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Matt Hoffmann, Todd Loughead and Jeffrey Caron

back. Research with managerial employees has pointed to the roles that positive affectivity, altruism, opportunities for interaction, and employee-development reward systems enact in one’s desire to provide mentorship ( Aryee, Chay, & Chew, 1996 ). Mentors have reported being motivated to engage in

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Trevor Cote, Amy Baltzell and Robert Diehl

-athlete presents unique stressors that could affect their MBI experience. The practical limitations of regimented training schedules, travel, rehabilitation, academics, and balancing social and leisure activities create the potential for adjustment problems, emotional concerns, and psychological distress that

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Alessandro Quartiroli, Sharon M. Knight, Edward F. Etzel and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

The demanding nature of psychology professionals’ work, including the provision of competent, effective, and ethical services to their clients, is associated with both personal and professional challenges (e.g.,  Stevanovic & Rupert, 2004 ). Such challenges can negatively affect providers’ personal

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Erika D. Van Dyke, Judy L. Van Raalte, Elizabeth M. Mullin and Britton W. Brewer

sender of the message is also the intended receiver ( Van Raalte, Vincent, & Brewer, 2016 ). Self-talk has been categorized along the dimensions of valence (positive and negative) and function (instructional and motivational), and has been thought to affect athletes’ attention, automatic skill execution

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Janaina Lima Fogaca, Sam J. Zizzi and Mark B. Andersen

must first understand the supervisee’s development and the factors that affect it. Tod, Marchant, and Andersen (2007) and Tod, Andersen, and Marchant (2009) suggested that a central area of sport psychologists’ development is improving service-delivery competence (SDC). Tod et al. described SDC as