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Defining and Understanding Mental Toughness within Soccer
Despite the widespread use of the term “mental toughness” by performers, coaches and sport psychology consultant’s alike, it is only recently that researchers (e.g., Jones, Hanton, & Connaughton,Expand
Stressors in elite sport: A coach perspective
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Evidence that coaches experience a variety of stressors that adds weight to the argument that they should be labelled as “performers” in their own right is provided. Expand
Personality in sport: a comprehensive review
This review addresses personality in organised sport. We describe the extant literature that has explored personality effects on athletic success and population-based differences before hypothesisingExpand
Developing mental toughness: Perceptions of elite female gymnasts
Abstract The present study examined how elite female gymnasts developed their mental toughness. Following semistructured interviews with 10 elite performers, inductive content analysis revealed fourExpand
An investigation of the five-factor model of personality and coping behaviour in sport
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The findings suggest that the five-factor model of personality can help distinguish various levels of athletic involvement and can help identify the coping strategies athletes are likely to adopt during participation. Expand
Batting on a sticky wicket: Identifying sources of stress and associated coping strategies for professional cricket batsmen
Abstract Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine the sources of stress and associated coping strategies as reported by professional cricket batters. Methods Nine male professional cricketExpand
A Qualitative Exploration of Psychological-Skills Use in Coaches
The current study examined whether, where, when, and for what purposes coaches use psychological skills. A total of 13 elite-level coaches completed a structured interview using open-ended questionsExpand
The effects of a mental skills training package of gymnasium triathlon performance
The present study examined the effects of a mental skills training package on gymnasium triathlon performance. Five participants took part in a single-subject multiple baseline across individualsExpand
Examining relationships between emotional intelligence and coaching efficacy
Abstract The study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and coaching efficacy. Ninety‐nine coaches completed the Emotional Intelligence Scale and the Coaching Efficacy Scale withExpand
Using Psychological Skills Training to Develop Soccer Performance
The present study examined the effects of a soccer, midfielder-specific psychological skills intervention comprising relaxation, imagery and self-talk on position-specific performance measures. UsingExpand
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