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Can Learning Self-Regulatory Competencies Through a Guided Intervention Improve Coaches’ Burnout Symptoms and Well-Being?

Kylie McNeill, Natalie Durand-Bush, and Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre

, Lemyre, & Kenttä, 2014 ; Lundkvist, Gustafsson, Hjälm, & Hassmén, 2012 ; McNeill et al., 2017 ). The significance of this syndrome lies in the negative ramifications it has for coaches’ well-being and performance, as well as for athletes’ sport experiences (e.g.,  Bentzen et al., 2014 ; McNeill et

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Letting Go of Gold: Examining the Role of Autonomy in Elite Athletes’ Disengagement from Their Athletic Careers and Well-Being in Retirement

Anne Holding, Jo-Annie Fortin, Joëlle Carpentier, Nora Hope, and Richard Koestner

Motivation psychologists have long asserted that “all goals are not created equal” ( Ryan, Sheldon, Kasser, & Deci, 1996 ), highlighting how the reason(s) for goal pursuit impact goal progress, attainment, and well-being. Building upon this framework, we propose that all athletic career

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Association Between Sexual Violence Experiences and Well-Being and Risk for Depression in Elite Athletes Depends on the Context of the Incidents

Jeannine Ohlert, Thea Rau, and Marc Allroggen

, the aim of the current study was to examine the association between sexual violence experiences and symptoms of depression and well-being in athletes. It was also hoped that the study might further our understanding about the influence of two contextual factors of the incidents, namely experiences of

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Within-Person Relationships Between Recreational Running and Psychological Well-Being

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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Transformative Sport Service Research: Linking Sport Services With Well-Being

Yuhei Inoue, Mikihiro Sato, and Kevin Filo

Services compose a major portion of products offered by sport organizations ( Chelladurai, 2014 ). Meanwhile, there is a growing recognition that the production and consumption of services, in general, play a critical role in determining the well-being of individuals and collectives ( Anderson

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Stress and Mental Well-Being Experiences of Professional Football Coaches

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

impact upon the individual’s performance and mental well-being (for a review, see Baldock et al., 2020 ). Researchers investigating coach stress have explored individual components of the stress process, including the nature and categorization of stressors experienced (e.g.,  Olusoga et al., 2009

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Evaluations of Girls on the Run/Girls on Track to Enhance Self-Esteem and Well-Being

Sarah K. Sifers and Dana N. Shea

Girls on Track (GOTR/T) is a program focused on improving pre-teen (Girls on the Run) and young teen (Girls on Track) girls’ self-esteem and fostering a healthy lifestyle through running and all-inclusive development. The GOTR/T curriculum attempts to foster physical, psychological, and social well-being through education, team building, and physical activity. Participants in the present GOTR/T study (N = 111 girls, ages 8 to 13) completed the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System, Children’s Body Image Scale, Self-perception Profile for Children, and a measure of attitudes toward physical activity at the start of the program and at the conclusion. Guardians completed a consumer satisfaction survey. Self-perceptions of physical appearance and average size of ideal body image increased. Discrepancy between perceived real and ideal body image decreased. Guardian satisfaction with the program was high. Results suggest GOTR/T may help improve self-esteem in relation to physical appearance and body image. Improvements in other domains were not found, and the program did not improve behavioral and emotional functioning.

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Goal Striving and Well-Being in Sport: The Role of Contextual and Personal Motivation

Laura C. Healy, Nikos Ntoumanis, Jet J.C.S. Veldhuijzen van Zanten, and Nicola Paine

This investigation sought to clarify mixed results in the literature exploring coach behaviors, basic psychological needs, goal motivation, and well- and ill-being. Regional-level team sport athletes (N = 241) completed questionnaires on the aforementioned variables at the beginning of the season. A subsample (n = 70) provided saliva samples to assess physical ill-being. At the end of the season, athletes (n = 98) reported their goal motivation and attainment. Structural equation modeling demonstrated that coach behaviors were related to needs satisfaction and thwarting, which were related to autonomous and controlled goal motives respectively. Autonomous motives were related to well- and ill-being; controlled motives were only related to ill-being. Over time, only end-of-season autonomous goal motives were related to goal attainment. The findings provide an insight into how coaches can facilitate optimum goal striving and well-being in their athletes.

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Teaching a Holistic, Harmonious and Internal Motivational Concept of Excellence to Promote Olympic Ideals, Health and Well-Being for All

Athanasios G. Papaioannou

Based on recent trends in positive psychology, on ancient Greek sport literature and particularly on Aristotle’s philosophy, the holistic, harmonious and internal motivational components of excellence and their implications for students’ motivation for physical activity, health and well-being are presented. While modern motivational theories and research have partly addressed the holistic and internal motivational components of excellence, they have yet to address its harmonious part. In this article it is explained why all three components of excellence are required to promote eudaimonic well-being, which is the ultimate aim of Olympism. It is argued also that the conceptualization of hedonic-eudaimonic well-being should be primarily based on the “me” versus “us” meaning. While current physical activity experiences more often reflect a hedonistic perspective, to promote health and well-being for all, an eudaimonic perspective in teaching in physical education and youth sport is needed. This should primarily focus on the promotion of Olympic ideals, such as excellence, friendship, and respect. These three ideals and well-being are all very much interconnected, when all three components of excellence exist in excess. To promote excellence, Olympic ideals, and well-being, the core ideas of an educational philosophy promoting excellence in physical education and youth sport are presented.

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Stable or Fluid? An Investigation Into Female Student Athlete Basketball Players’ Well-Being

Allison Columbus, Diane E. Mack, Philip M. Wilson, and Nicole J. Chimera

.g., clinical disorders and symptoms; Kegelaers et al., 2022 ). Keyes ( 2002 ) conceptualized negative and positive mental health along two separate continua to reinforce that the presence of one (e.g., depression) does not automatically equate to the absence of the other (e.g., well-being). Although no single