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Jahan Heidari, Jürgen Beckmann, Maurizio Bertollo, Michel Brink, K. Wolfgang Kallus, Claudio Robazza and Michael Kellmann

, social support, training facilities) in the respective sport environment can therefore serve as a valuable asset to prevent deleterious outcomes in terms of psychological and physical disorders (eg, depression, musculoskeletal disorders). 2 , 3 The systematic collection of this information can be realized by

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Mikihiro Sato, Jeremy S. Jordan and Daniel C. Funk

related to promoting population health ( Chalip, 2006 ; Inoue, Berg, & Chelladurai, 2015 ). A beneficial means to understand physical activity behaviors is through the construct of psychological involvement, which refers to the extent that an individual perceives a connection with the activity

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Matthew Jenkins, Elaine A. Hargreaves and Ken Hodge

mindfulness-based construct of psychological flexibility ( Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 2011 ) has been proposed as one such factor ( Butryn, Arigo, Raggio, Kaufman, Kerrigan, & Forman, 2015 ). Psychological flexibility is defined as “the ability to contact the present moment more fully as a conscious human

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John B. Nezlek, Marzena Cypryańska, Piotr Cypryański, Karolina Chlebosz, Karolina Jenczylik, Joanna Sztachańska and Anna M. Zalewska

whenever and wherever they can walk, running does not require a team, individuals can run at their own pace for as long as they choose, and so forth. Given this popularity, it is important to understand the effects that running may have on people’s psychological well-being, and this study was designed to

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Vellapandian Ponnusamy, Michelle Guerrero and Jeffrey J. Martin

The quintessential goal of most sport psychology consultants is to teach athletes how to achieve optimal performance in any given circumstance. This is often accomplished through the implementation of a psychological skills training (PST) program wherein a set of psychological strategies (e

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Victoria McGee and J.D. DeFreese

Coaches have a noted ability to affect technical development, motivation, and psychological experiences in athletes ( Riley & Smith, 2011 ; Vella, Oades, & Crowe, 2013 ). Relative to sport psychology practice, the coach is an important member of the sport-related social environment with great

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Lindley McDavid, Meghan H. McDonough, Bonnie T. Blankenship and James M. LeBreton

in PYD programs creates new opportunities for young people to interact in a context designed to develop their psychological, social, and physical skills ( Hansen & Larson, 2007 ). Programs that address common barriers to participation for youth from low-income families, such as cost and

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

Research has long attested to the important role of psychological skills and characteristics (PSCs) in determining elite athletic performance. According to Dohme, Backhouse, Piggott, and Morgan ( 2017 ), psychological characteristics are commonly defined as trait-like dispositions that can be

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Sofie Kent, Kieran Kingston and Kyle F. Paradis

; a component that has been recognized as an important concept to explain a healthy engagement in sport is the satisfaction of three fundamental basic psychological needs ( Deci & Ryan, 2000b ). Basic needs theory (BNT), a mini-theory within the SDT framework, proposes that the fundamental basis for

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Shannon Gadbois, Anne Bowker, Linda Rose-Krasnor and Leanne Findlay

psychologically engaging structured and unstructured activities and to consider potential similarities and differences among structured sport, structured nonsport, and unstructured activities. The positive-youth-development framework (e.g.,  Benson et al., 2006 ; Larson, 2000 ; Lerner, 2005 ) has resulted in