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The looming threat of digital determinism and discrimination: Commentary on “The feudal glove of talent-selection decisions in sport – Strengthening the link between subjective and objective assessments” by Bar-Eli et al. (2023)

Recent technological developments, such as automatic broadcasting systems and computer vision, are enabling cost-effective data gathering, bringing big data analytics to youth sports. In a recent insightful...

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The feudal glove of talent-selection decisions in sport –Strengthening the link between subjective and objective assessments

When making talent-selection decisions in sport, coaches, scouts, program directors, and policymakers typically adopt two approaches: The subjective approach, also known as the coach's eye, where these...

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Typology of Acquiring Life Skills and Mental Health in International Students in Japan during COVID-19

Life Skills (LS) are essential in the COVID era because people acquire LS (learn different abilities) to adapt to problems that arise in their daily lives at different times. Therefore, the purpose...

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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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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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Big Five personality traits on athletes' perfectionism using a person-centered approach

Athletes' perfectionism is influenced by personality, which in turn leads to differences in athletic performance. This study investigates the intricate relationship between perfectionism and the Big...

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Effects of virtual reality based-intervention on depression and quality of life among stroke patients: A meta-analysis

The current study analyzed the effect of virtual reality-based intervention on depression and quality of life in stroke patients. Databases (National Assembly Library, DBpia, RISS, KISS) were searched...

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Validation of the Malay version of the recovery-stress questionnaire for athletes: Application of confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory structural equation modeling

The Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport-52) is a tool developed to measure the frequency of stress associated through recovery activities with strong theoretical foundations. The...

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Effects of supervised physical exercise on emotions among adult women with a diagnostic of borderline personality disorder: A series of mixed method single-case experimental trials combined with ecological momentary assessment

•Physical exercise is acceptable for adults with borderline personality disorder.•Physical exercise increases positive emotions in adults with BPD.•Physical exercise decreases negative emotions in adults...

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Influence of acculturation and professional socialization on student teachers' beliefs about teaching physical education

•STs’ beliefs are about the purpose of PE classes and level of student engagement.•After TP, STs believe it is important to improve students’ physical literacy.•STs believe that it is important for...

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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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A health risk information strategy to change perceptions of objective health risks for physical inactivity among sedentary women

The present study investigated the effects of a health risk information strategy on changes in perceptions of objective health risks associated with physical inactivity among sedentary women....

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Passion moderates the relationship between exercise identity and compulsive exercise

-Exercise identity was associated with all aspects of Compulsive Exercise (CE)-Compulsive desire to engage in an activity had little association with CE-Individuals with low harmonious passion had higher...

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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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Moderating role of life skills for stress responses and COVID-19-related perceived stressors among high school student-athletes

•Among life skills, skills of planning, self-esteem, intimacy, and positive thinking were negative predictors of stress responses.•The factor of positive thinking was a moderator of the relationship...

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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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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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Depressive symptoms among male professional soccer players in Japan

•Depressive symptoms among professional soccer players playing on four teams participating in the research in Japan was higher than the general population.•The rate of depressive symptoms was lower...

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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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Psychological mediators of relations between socio-structural variables and physical activity: A proposed mechanistic model

Regular participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity has been associated with adaptive physical and psychological health benefits including lower risk of non-communicable disease and reduced...

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Social comparison in physical education: Impact of frames of reference, motives to compare, and self-determined motivation

Physical education (PE) provides an important achievement setting for researchers to investigate social comparison processes, however, our understanding of how these processes function, and their consequences,...

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Experiences of postpartum mothers and a significant other in a dyadic physical activity programme

•Interviewed postpartum mums/partners in 2 dyadic physical activity interventions.•Facilitators included increased accountability and physical activity commitment.•Barriers included lack of motivation...

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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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Psychometric properties of the controlling coach behaviors scale for Japanese athletes

Two studies examined the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Controlling Coach Behaviors Scale (CCBS). The CCBS is a multidimensional self-report measure designed to evaluate sports...

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