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Zachary McCarver, Shelby Anderson, Justine Vosloo and Sebastian Harenberg

professionals in SEP. These barriers also contribute to female neophytes’ experiences that may negatively affect confidence and feelings of self-worth ( Barrett, 2015 ). Carter and Davilla ( 2017 ) found that verbal and nonverbal forms of racism and microaggressions were common experiences for practitioners of

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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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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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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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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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Georgia Allen, Claire Thornton and Holly Riby

quantitative methods to understand the use of SRs. There has been little qualitative exploration of why athletes use superstitious routines, how they develop and exercise superstitious behavior, and how this affects their sporting experiences. This study, therefore, aimed to explore the SRs of a sample of

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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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Alex Oliver, Paul J. McCarthy and Lindsey Burns

-attention in golfers (e.g., how emotions would influence attention). These categories were then refined through axial coding, which helped illustrate the relationships between categories and their subcategories (e.g., whether these linked to immediate factors that could affect a specific shot or were more

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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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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