Research in Sport Psychology


Chris Beedie (Editor)
Reader in Psychology, Director of Postgraduate Study, Institute of Human Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO041000

Over the past several years, both coaches and athletes have started to realize that strength, speed, and other athletic skills are not sufficient for the production of championship athletes. Athletic performance has three parts: physical preparation, technical skill, and psychological readiness. This model suggests that if any of the above areas are neglected, athletic performance will decline. However, psychological preparation is the component that is most often neglected by athletes and coaches alike. Presently, the field of sports psychology and performance enhancement is growing exponentially. However, the sources of information related to the field are extremely limited. This book provides relevant insight into the field of sport psychology. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Exploring the Role of Sport Type and Popularity in Male Sport Retirement Experiences
Chris Lagimodiere and Leisha Strachan

Chapter 2. Is Winning the Only Thing? Development of the Conduct in Sport toward Opponents Scale (CSOS)
Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart

Chapter 3. A Retrospective Examination of Youth Athletes’ Sport Motivation and Motivational Climate across Specialization Status
William Russell and Matthew Symonds

Chapter 4. Predicting Within-Competition Aggressive Behavior among Youth Ice Hockey Players: A Multi-Factorial Psychosocial Investigation
Chris J. Gee, Larry M. Leith, and Philip J. Sullivan

Chapter 5. What Makes Them So Good? The Constructs Used by Coaches to Identify Coaching Prowess
John Stoszkowski and Dave Collins

Chapter 6. The Buffering Effect of Friendship Quality on the Relation between Perceived Athletic Discrepancies and Self-Esteem in Female College Athletes
Jill E. Gatzke, Carolyn McNamara Barry, Alison A. Papadakis, and Rachel L. Grover

Chapter 7. The Influence of Coach Optimism on Athlete Development in Intercollegiate Sport
Gloria B. Solomon

Chapter 8. Understanding the Academic Experiences of Freshman Football Athletes: Insight for Sport Psychology Professionals
Samantha J. Monda, Edward F. Etzel, Vanessa R. Shannon, and Chelsea B. Wooding

Chapter 9. Interpersonal Emotion Regulation: An Intervention Case Study with a Professional Ice Hockey Team
Andrew P. Friesen, Tracey J. Devonport, Andrew M. Lane, and Christopher N. Sellars

Chapter 10. Examining Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Strategies and Moderating Factors in Ice Hockey
Andrew P. Friesen, Tracey J. Devonport, Christopher N. Sellars, and Andrew M. Lane

Chapter 11. Adult Attachment and Achievement Motivation in a Sample of Women Rugby Players
Bethany A. McNeill, Margo C. Watt, Kim MacLean, and Catherine E. Gallagher

Chapter 12. Depression in Student Athletes: A Particularly At-Risk Group? A Systematic Review of the Literature
Shelley N. Armstrong, Michelle M. Burcin, Wendy S. Bjerke, and Jody Early

Chapter 13. Gender, Goal Orientation, and In-Competition Attrition Rate among Competitive Cyclists
Kimberly S. Fasczewski and Bart L. Weathington

Chapter 14. Development and Validation of the Coach-Athlete Relationship Emotional Maltreatment Scale (CAREMS)
Colin M. Dietz, Shannon L. Casey, Ashley E. Stirling, and Natalie Porter

Chapter 15. The Relationship between Motivations, Perceived Control, and Mental Toughness among Marathon Runners
Ashley A. Samson, Mark P. Otten, and Kerry Crivello

Chapter 16. Emotions in Sport: Contributions from Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being
Frode Moen and Joar Vittersø

Chapter 17. The Effect of Team Size, Type of Sport, Time of Season and Genderon Collective Efficacy Beliefs in Sport
Sandra E. Short

Chapter 18. Cultural Competence Development in Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Programs
Sae-Mi Lee


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