Effective ways to develop and maintain robust sport-confidence : strategies advocated by sport psychology consultants

BEAUMONT, Chris, MAYNARD, Ian and BUTT, Joanne (2015). Effective ways to develop and maintain robust sport-confidence : strategies advocated by sport psychology consultants. Journal of applied sport psychology, 27 (3), 301-318.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2014.996302
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Abstract

Based on recent evidence, this study identified 10 strategies advocated by sport psychology consultants as effective at developing and maintaining robust sport-confidence in athletes. Due to the study's exploratory nature, qualitative interviews were conducted and content analyzed. Six themes emerged for developing robust sport-confidence and 4 emerged for maintaining robust sport-confidence. Findings reveal a need to develop an athlete's signature strengths, increase pressure experienced in training, and identify broad stable sources of confidence to develop robust sport-confidence. Consultants reported that maintaining robust sport-confidence occurs through constant development. Theoretical implications and future research directions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 22 Dec 2014
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Identification Number: 10.1080/10413200.2014.996302
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 00:39
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9603

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