. Therefore, consistent with the goal of grounding sport psychology practice in clinical psychology methodology, the current paper provides preliminary support for a new assessment measure that serves as a transtheoretical monitoring instrument for applied sport psychology practice and fills the present gap
Ashley A. Hansen, Joanne E. Perry, John W. Lace, Zachary C. Merz, Taylor L. Montgomery and Michael J. Ross
William V. Massey, Stacy L. Gnacinski and Barbara B. Meyer
Research has demonstrated the efficacy of psychological skills training (PST), yet many athletes do not appear ready to do whatever it takes to improve the mental aspects of performance. Although the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM), generally, and readiness to change, specifically, have received considerable attention in a range of allied health fields, few studies have been conducted to examine this construct in applied sport psychology. The purpose of the current study was to examine National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletes’ readiness for PST as it relates to their stage of change, decisional balance, self-efficacy, and use of processes of change. The data trends observed in the current study were consistent with the theoretical underpinnings of the TTM as well as previous research on NCAA Division I athletes. The results of the current study highlight the need to consider readiness to change when designing and implementing PST interventions.
Andrea S. Hartmann, Florian Steenbergen, Silja Vocks, Dirk Büsch and Manuel Waldorf
from existing English-language instruments ( Hildebrandt, Langenbucher, Lai, Loeb, & Hollander, 2011 ) and studies on APED use ( Bell, Dorsch, McCreary, & Hovey, 2004 ). The SAPEDI is based on health-psychological stage models of behavior change, such as the Transtheoretical Model of Change (e