Personal qualities of effective Sport Psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sport

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618807
Title:
Personal qualities of effective Sport Psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sport
Authors:
Chandler, Charlotte; Eubank, Martin; Nesti, Mark; Tod, David; Cable, Tim
Abstract:
The purpose of the current study was to explore colleagues’ perspectives of the personal qualities of effective sport psychologists and how these qualities enable practitioners to address the organisational demands they face within their work. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with sport physicians (N = 6) and coaches (N = 7). Data analysis identified three main themes: understanding high performance sport environments and cultures, the wider organisational role in high performance sport, and working with support staff in high performance sport. This study provides insight into the wider organisational role of sport psychology in high performance sport and the personal qualities that are fundamental to effective service delivery in this environment. Suggestions are offered regarding how education and training could better prepare practitioners for addressing organisational demands within their role, by developing trainees’ awareness of their personal qualities and providing them with the opportunity to critically explore these qualities in the context of applied sport psychology practice.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; Liverpool John Moores University; Liverpool John Moores University; Liverpool John Moores University; Liverpool John Moores University
Citation:
Chandler, C. et al (2016) 'Personal qualities of effective Sport Psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sport', International Journal of Sport Psychology, 47 (4).
Journal:
International Journal of Sport Psychology
Issue Date:
Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618807
Additional Links:
http://www.ijsp-online.com/abstract/view/47/297
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChandler, Charlotteen
dc.contributor.authorEubank, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorNesti, Marken
dc.contributor.authorTod, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorCable, Timen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T11:16:46Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-25T11:16:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-
dc.identifier.citationChandler, C. et al (2016) 'Personal qualities of effective Sport Psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sport', International Journal of Sport Psychology, 47 (4).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/618807-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the current study was to explore colleagues’ perspectives of the personal qualities of effective sport psychologists and how these qualities enable practitioners to address the organisational demands they face within their work. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with sport physicians (N = 6) and coaches (N = 7). Data analysis identified three main themes: understanding high performance sport environments and cultures, the wider organisational role in high performance sport, and working with support staff in high performance sport. This study provides insight into the wider organisational role of sport psychology in high performance sport and the personal qualities that are fundamental to effective service delivery in this environment. Suggestions are offered regarding how education and training could better prepare practitioners for addressing organisational demands within their role, by developing trainees’ awareness of their personal qualities and providing them with the opportunity to critically explore these qualities in the context of applied sport psychology practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ijsp-online.com/abstract/view/47/297en
dc.subjectPersonal qualitiesen
dc.subjectSport Psychologyen
dc.subjectProfessional practiceen
dc.titlePersonal qualities of effective Sport Psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sport Psychologyen
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