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Amber D. Mosewich, Catherine M. Sabiston, Kent C. Kowalski, Patrick Gaudreau, and Peter R.E. Crocker

-compassion might be related to stress through direct or indirect effects on appraisal, coping, affect, and goal progress. However, little empirical attention has been allocated to investigating this important theoretical position in sporting populations. Thus, the present studies explored the relations between

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Zenzi Huysmans and Damien Clement

). In a stress-provoking environment, self-compassion has been found to mitigate the experience of anxiety ( Neff, Kirkpatrick, & Rude, 2007 ). Furthermore, it contributes to the appraisal process by facilitating healthier self-evaluative thoughts ( Neff, 2003 ; Neff et al., 2007 ). It is characterized

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David Trouilloud, Sandrine Isoard-Gautheur, and Valentin Roux

interpersonal processes by which a coach may influence an athlete’s attitudes and behaviors, some mechanisms have been understudied. For example, the reflected appraisal process has been highlighted by several theoretical frameworks (e.g., symbolic interactionism theory) to capture the idea that people perceive

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Katherine A. Tamminen and Peter R.E. Crocker

This paper is a critical commentary on the article “Adaptation Processes Affecting Performance in Elite Sport” (Schinke, Battochio, Lidor, Tenenbaum, Dube, & Lane, 2012). We review relevant literature and highlight theoretical and conceptual concerns regarding Schinke et al.’s model, particularly regarding their characterization of adaptation as a process versus an outcome, and the role of appraisals, emotions, emotional regulation, coping, and Fiske’s (2004) core motives within their model of adaptation. Adaptation or adjustment among elite athletes is a valuable area of research in sport psychology; however, Schinke et al.’s model oversimplifies the adaptation process and has limited utility among sport psychology researchers and practitioners.

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Rich Neil, Harry C.R. Bowles, Scott Fleming, and Sheldon Hanton

The purpose of the study was to conduct an in-depth examination of the stress and emotion process experienced by three sub-elite-level male cricketers over a series of five competitive performances. Using reflective diaries and follow-up semistructured interviews, the findings highlighted the impact of appraisal, coping, and emotion on performance, with perceptions of control and self-confidence emerging as variables that can influence the emotive and behavioral outcomes of a stressful transaction. Postperformance, guided athlete reflection was advanced as a valuable tool in the production and application of idiographic coping behaviors that could enhance perceptions of control and self-confidence and influence stress and emotion processes.

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Martin J. Turner, Stuart Carrington, and Anthony Miller

irrational beliefs (AWF, LFT, and DEP). However, LFT only mediated the relationship between PIB and anger. These findings suggest that, as found in previous literature ( David et al., 2002 ; David, Schnur, et al., 2002 ; DiLorenzo et al., 2007 ), PIBs are primary appraisal components, while AWF, DEP, and

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Yonghwan Chang, Yong Jae Ko, and Brad D. Carlson

appraisals ( Russell & Pratt, 1980 ), the degree to which discrepancies exist between consumers’ preexisting knowledge structure and new observations can influence changes in unconscious and conscious levels of attitudes as well as behavioral intentions. Thus, inconsistencies (i.e., low perceived fit between

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Adam R. Nicholls, John L. Perry, and Luis Calmeiro

Grounded in Lazarus’s (1991, 1999, 2000) cognitive-motivational-relational theory of emotions, we tested a model of achievement goals, stress appraisals, emotions, and coping. We predicted that precompetitive achievement goals would be associated with appraisals, appraisals with emotions, and emotions with coping in our model. The mediating effects of emotions among the overall sample of 827 athletes and two stratified random subsamples were also explored. The results of this study support our proposed model in the overall sample and the stratified subsamples. Further, emotion mediated the relationship between appraisal and coping. Mediation analyses revealed that there were indirect effects of pleasant and unpleasant emotions, which indicates the importance of examining multiple emotions to reveal a more accurate representation of the overall stress process. Our findings indicate that both appraisals and emotions are just as important in shaping coping.

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Edward McAuley and Terry E. Duncan

This investigation examined the roles of intuitive (subjective performance perceptions) and reflective (causal attributions) appraisals in the generation of affective reactions to gymnastic performance. Both intuitive and cognitive appraisal were significant predictors of general affect, whereas self-related affects were predominantly influenced by intuitive appraisal and other-related affect by causal dimensions. The stability dimension evidenced the strongest relationship with both general and other-related affective reactions. Commonality analyses determined both types of appraisal to account for up to 14.7% of the cojoint variance in emotional reactions, suggesting that intuitive appraisal may well be perceived as causal attributions under certain circumstances. The findings are discussed in terms of the conditions under which attributions augment the emotion process and the importance of assessing perceptions of performance.

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Lee Baldock, Brendan Cropley, Rich Neil, and Stephen D. Mellalieu

.e., underpinning properties of a situation that determines it to be stressful) informing an ongoing cognitive-evaluative process (i.e., appraisal). It is from this appraisal process that an individual will emotionally respond, potentially leading to behavioral outcomes and coping efforts that, in the sporting context, may