Understanding well-being in high-performance coaches: A constructivist grounded theory approach

SIMOVA, Marketa, OLUSOGA, Peter, BROWN, Christopher J. and CHRONI, Stiliani Ani (2024). Understanding well-being in high-performance coaches: A constructivist grounded theory approach. International Sport Coaching Journal, 1-11.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2023-0009
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2023-0009


Objectives: The purpose of the study was to explore, in depth, well-being within the unique context of high-performance sports coaching. The aim was to capture the process of well-being while considering the contextual nuances and influences of high-performance coaching environments in a mid-range theory of coaches’ well-being. Design: Constructivist grounded theory served as a guiding approach for data collection and analysis. Method: Individual interviews (n = 20) were conducted with methodological rigour enhanced by originality, usefulness, resonance, and credibility. Aligned with the methodology, we utilised theoretical sampling to aid the development of individual categories. Results: Findings suggest that well-being is an integrating process between coaches’ personal values (identity) and culturally prescribed values (identity), with a degree of harmony as the overall goal. Conclusion: The mid-range theory presents a contextually bound process of coaches’ well-being. It provides a more practical insight into the area and highlights the importance of cultural considerations and competencies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3904 Specialist studies in education; 4207 Sports science and exercise; 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2023-0009
Page Range: 1-11
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2024 08:50
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2024 09:42
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33543

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