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Psychological pressure on athletes during matches and practices

We investigated the psychological pressure intentionally and unintentionally generated by coaches and athletes during matches and practices using semi-structured interviews with 25 participants, consisting...

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Effects of physical exercise intervention on depressive and anxious moods of college students: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Due to the limitation of drug treatment and other adverse reactions, many psychological treatments always adopt rehabilitation training or non-drug intervention methods, while physical exercise is considered...

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An ecological dynamics approach to motor learning in practice: Reframing the learning and performing relationship in high performance sport

For practitioners working in high performance sport, the primary goal is to ensure that precious preparation time is utilised efficiently, effectively and resourcefully to provide maximal impact on...

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Effects of mindfulness training on resilience, self-confidence and emotion regulation of elite football players: The mediating role of locus of control

This study investigated effects of mindfulness training on resilience, self-confidence and emotion regulation of elite football players as well as mediating role of locus of control. The study recruited...

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The wu-wei alternative: Effortless action and non-striving in the context of mindfulness practice and performance in sport

Wu-wei is an important construct but is rarely discussed in the sport psychology literature. The present discussion fills the gap in literature and provides a conceptual overview of the wu-wei alternative....

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The effects of mindfulness training on mindfulness, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and performance satisfaction among female student-athletes: The moderating role of age

Research has suggested that mindfulness can help combat stress, increase self-compassion, and improve well-being. Although mindfulness is also beneficial for student-athletes, little is known about...

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Twenty years of PETTLEP imagery: An update and new direction for simulation-based training

Research has shown that motor imagery (MI) interventions, involving the systematic and repeated imagination of visual and kinaesthetic components of movements, can enhance performance in sport. Twenty...

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Relationship between self-determination theory and flow in the domain of sports and academics among student-athletes

The purposes of the present study were to examine the domain specificity of flow and its relationships with different motivation regulations in sport and academic. The sample consisted of 224 competitive...

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Sport values, personal values and antisocial behavior in sport

•Values act as guiding principles in an athlete's life, are key components of the spirit of sport, and are central to many sport organizations. We find evidence suggesting that moral values should be...

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Team decision-making behavior: An ecological dynamics approach

Athletes act intentionally and adaptively for achieving task goals in sport performance environments. The ecological dynamics approach to decision making understands the performer‐environment system...

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Examining the moderation and mediation effects of mental toughness on perceived stress and anxiety amongst athletes and non-athletes

The purpose of the current study was to examine the moderation and mediation effects of mental toughness (MT) on the relationship between perceived stress and anxiety, and to test whether such effects...

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Kawa model on mental health, sports and physical performance: A mini review

Successful sports performance is characterized by psychological, physical, technical, and tactical factors. Of these factors, the psychological factor is typically ignored despite contributing more...

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Sports Performance Judgments - An Update From a Social Cognitive Perspective

In a seminal article (Plessner & Haar, 2006) a social cognition approach was proposed as framework to study how people judge their own or others’ performance in competitive sport contexts. An important...

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Advancing judgment and decision-making research in sport psychology by using the body as an informant in embodied choices

Successful sports performance often requires choosing what to do and how to do it in dynamic, complex, and uncertain environments. Thus, an understanding of the processes underpinning judgment and decision...

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Physical activity research in Australia: A view from exercise psychology and behavioural medicine

Australia has a proud history in physical activity and is known for its love of, and success in, sport. It is also sometimes perceived to be a physically active country yet statistics show similar troubling...

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Player perceptions of athlete leadership and leadership development in an English Premier League football academy

The effective leadership of, and within, sports teams has consistently been highlighted to be an important factor impacting upon a range of outcomes including team performance, and team functioning....

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Sport psychology practitioner's perceptions and use of social media

While sport psychologists have recently been encouraged to embrace digital technology and social media use in their practice, little is currently known about the associated benefits and challenges of...

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The design of a career transition psychological support program for retired Olympic athletes in Japan

The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of an intervention program focused on career transition psychological support for retired Olympic athletes in Japan. It was expected that the...

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Work climate, motivation, emotional exhaustion, and continuance intention in sport volunteers: A two-wave prospective survey

Retaining volunteers is critical for sport and social development. This two-wave prospective survey was conducted to examine the relationship between sport volunteers’ work climate, motivation, emotional...

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Living your best life: The mindful pursuit of student-athlete thriving

Thriving, or the concurrent experience of healthy well-being and high-level performance, may serve as a valuable construct when studying the optimal student-athlete experience. Mindfulness-based interventions...

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Effects of parental support and coach-initiated motivational climate on young athletes’ psychosocial behaviors and well-being

This study examined the effect of coach-initiated motivational climate and parental support on intrinsic motivation, enjoyment of sport participation, subjective vitality, sport-related violence, and...

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Commitment in sport: Motivational climate, need satisfaction/thwarting and behavioural outcomes

We examined whether motivational climate (autonomy-supportive coach climate; controlling coach climate) and basic psychological need satisfaction/thwarting (i.e., autonomy, competence, relatedness)...

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Developing a skill acquisition framework for youth sport in Singapore

Skill acquisition research has great potential to inform coaching practices and can impact skill development, especially at the youth developmental stage. However, it is not always easy for coaches...

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False accusation of online games: Internet gaming can enhance the cognitive flexibility of adolescents

Adolescents commonly exhibit high stress and emotional reactivity, and are prone to addictive behaviors including online gaming. Despite the negative impact, online gaming has recently been reported...

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Improving the reporting of sport imagery interventions with TIDieR

•Sport imagery interventions would benefit from more standardized reporting methods.•TIDieR is a 12-point checklist to guide planning, implementation, and evaluation.•The rationale, aims, and logic...

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