LUDLAM, K, BUTT, Joanne, BAWDEN, M, LINDSAY, Pete and MAYNARD, Ian (2015). A strengths-based consultancy approach in elite sport : exploring super strengths. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 (2). (In Press)
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There is a lack of literature documenting strengths-based approaches in sport psychology. This study explored how a super-strengths approach has been implemented by sport psychologists (n = 7) and coaches (n = 8), with UK elite athletes. Findings were categorized into 3 general dimensions: defining super-strengths, identification methods, and phases of development. Super-strengths were defined as a strategy for performance, utilizing a potential world’s-best resource to gain a competitive edge. Identification methods were subjective (e.g., asking/observing athletes) and objective (e.g., performance analysis). Participants emphasized 3 development phases: preparation, adaptation and monitoring. Findings offer considerations for implementing a strengths-based approach and future research.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Sport and Exercise Science|
|Depositing User:||Alison Gratton|
|Date Deposited:||17 Feb 2016 10:03|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2017 21:23|
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