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Organisational stressors, coping and coping effectiveness: a longitudinal study with an elite coach.

Levy, Andrew R and Nicholls, Adam R and Marchant, David C and Polman, Remco (2009) Organisational stressors, coping and coping effectiveness: a longitudinal study with an elite coach. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 4 (1). pp. 31-45. ISSN 1747-9541 (print) 2048-397X (online)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine organisational stressors, coping, and perceptions of coping effectiveness with an elite coach. The participant completed a daily diary over a 28-day period. Each diary entry consisted of an open-ended stressor, a coping response section, and a Likert-type scale measure of coping effectiveness. Inductive and deductive content analysis procedures were used to analyse the diaries, in addition to frequency data which were obtained for both stressors and coping strategies. Findings indicated administration, overload, competition environment, the athletes, and team atmosphere were the salient organisational stressors. Coping strategies used to alleviate such stressors were communication, preparation, planning, social support, and self-talk. These strategies were generally effective, but coping effectiveness declined over the 28-days.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22546. coach stress, coping strategies, anxiety, coaching, sports, sporting organisations, UK, Britain, British
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 04:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 06:24
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7777
DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.4.1.31
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