Innovative Writings in Sport and Exercise Psychology


Robert Schinke, PhD (Editor)
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO012000

The present compilation marks the fifth consecutive year that Athletic Insight has teamed with Nova Science on the development of a compendium of writings from the journal. This year’s contributions feature a series of international scholars from Canada, the United States, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Norway, and Israel. Upon review of these submissions, one also finds an interesting turn on the part of the journal – that more than half of the submissions are from outside of North America. More broadly speaking, submissions were received from five continents, excluding the Arctic and Antarctica. Dissect the submissions further and you will recognize several senior authors within these submissions, including Ronnie Lidor, Craig Wrisberg, Diane Gill, David Lavallee, Theodore Butryn, Tatiana Ryba, and several more.

Personally, I am quite excited by the series of authors and diversity in topic matter found in this compendium. I dare say that this year’s compendium is the strongest offered by Athletic Insight to date. On behalf of the publisher and the editorial staff, I hope you enjoy the chapters that follow. What follows is a brief review of the contributions found in this compendium and then the accepted publications from 2013.

Robert Schinke, EdD, Editor of Athletic Insight
Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Compendium

Personality Traits among Junior Elite Athletes in Norway, and a Comparison with Their Non-Athletic Counterparts
Lars Bauger, Martin Eisemann, and Hans Christian Vangberg

Exploring the Motivations Underpinning Track and Field Officials’ Decisions to Volunteer
Casey E. Gray and Philip M. Wilson

Psychological and Instructional Aspects of Serving in Tennis and Badminton – A Review and Implications for Coaching
Ronnie Lidor and Gal Ziv

A Phenomenological Examination of Depression in Female Collegiate Athletes
Alyson L. Jones, Ted M. Butryn, David M. Furst, and Tamar Z. Semerjian

Subjective Beliefs among Sport Coaches about Communication Coach-Athlete Conversations
Frode Moen and Ragnvald Kvalsund

The Relationship between Athletic Identity and Physical Activity among Former College Athletes
Erin J. Reifsteck, Diane L. Gill, and DeAnne L. Brooks

Networking as an American Sport Psychology Doctoral Student: Creating and Marketing Your Personal Brand
Scott Barnicle and Damon Burton

Common Features in Overtrained Athletes and Individuals with Professional Burnout: Implications for Sports Medical Practice
Harri Selänne, Tatiana V. Ryba, and Juhani Leppäluoto

Fans’ Identification and Commitment to a Sport Team: The Impact of Self-Selection versus Socialization Processes
Katrina Koch and Daniel L. Wann

Coaches’ Perceptions of the Use of Chronological and Biological Age in the Identification and Development of Talented Athletes
Matthew F. Fiander, Martin I. Jones, and John K. Parker

Psychological Approaches to Enhancing Fair Play
John L. Perry, Peter J. Clough, and Lee Crust

Shared Deliberate Practice: A Case Study of Elite Handball Team Training
Ole Lund, Peter Musaeus, and Mette Krogh Christensen

A Longitudinal Qualitative Exploration of Elite Korean Tennis Players’ Career Transition Experiences
Sunghee Park, David Lavallee, and David Tod

Psychological Skills Training and Self-Efficacy: The Uniform Approach with College-Age Swim Exercisers
Brittany A. Glynn, Jenelle N. Gilbert, and Dawn K. Lewis

Motivations and Perceived Benefits of Marathoning: An Exploratory Study
Mary Jo Loughran, Deanna Hamilton, and Meredith McGinley

Age and Gender-Related Changes in Exercise Motivation among Highly Active Individuals
Matthew A. Stults-Kolehmainen, Joseph T. Ciccolo, John B. Bartholomew, John Seifert, and Robert S. Portman

Examining the Superstitions of Sport Fans: Types of Superstitions, Perceptions of Impact, and Relationship with Team Identification
Daniel L. Wann, Frederick G. Grieve, Ryan K. Zapalac, Christian End, Jason R. Lanter, Dale G. Pease, Brandy Fellows, Kelly Oliver, and Allison Wallace

“Everything Was Different”: A Qualitative Study of US Professional Basketball Players’ Experiences Overseas
Rainer J. Meisterjahn and Craig A. Wrisberg


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