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Douglas Worthen and James K. Luiselli

Female high school athletes playing volleyball and soccer (N = 32) responded to a social validity questionnaire that inquired about their experiences with a sportfocused mindfulness training program. On average, the student-athletes rated most highly the effects of mindfulness training on emotional awareness and attention focusing, the contribution of mindfulness toward team play, the benefit of having coaches learn mindfulness skills, and the application of mindfulness to other sports. There were dissimilar ratings between the volleyball and soccer student-athletes concerning use of mindfulness when preparing for and during games. Most of the formal mindfulness practices taught during the training program were rated as being helpful to very helpful. We discuss factors influencing these findings and implications for mindfulness–sport performance research.

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Erika D. Van Dyke, Aaron Metzger, and Sam J. Zizzi

athletes who may benefit most. Future researchers might, therefore, consider including a survey item or interview question to assess athletes’ openness to engaging in mindfulness-based practices in the process of this type of research to aid in future screening of personality characteristics or indicators

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Trevor Cote, Amy Baltzell, and Robert Diehl

teammates. Previous Exposure Three participants reported that previous exposure to mindfulness-based practices made it easier to understand the skills and strengthened their knowledge of the topic. “I took a class before and now I’ve had this opportunity, which was fantastic. It’s really solidified the

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

personal boundary setting: “Professionals really need to assert . . . what they’re willing to do and when they’re willing to say, ‘No, I don’t have time for that,’ or be able to say ‘no.’” Participants reported valuing the integration of spirituality and mindfulness-based practices into their professional