Overcoming performance slumps: Psychological resilience in expert cricket batsmen.

BROWN, Chris, BUTT, Joanne and SARKAR, Mustafar (2019). Overcoming performance slumps: Psychological resilience in expert cricket batsmen. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of performance slumps in cricket from the perspective of psychological resilience. Findings from a thematic analysis of a focus group (n = 4 athletes) and one-to-one interviews (n = 10 athletes) with 14 expert cricket batsmen indicated that numerous factors associated with psychological resilience protected players experiencing poor performance from the negative effects of stress, enabling them to successfully implement strategies to overcome slumps. These strategies fostered the strengthening and acquisition of technical, tactical, and psychosocial resources that protected players against future slumps. The findings suggest practical strategies to aid players experiencing slumps to overcome their performance difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science; 1701 Psychology; Sport Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2018.1545709
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 11:26
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 13:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23679

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