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Franck, A. & Stambulova, N. (2017). A Swedish female basketball player’s junior-to-seniortransition: A narrative case study. In: Krister Hertting & Urban Johnson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Nordic Sport Science Conference – ‘The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments’: . Paper presented at Nordic Sport Science Conference – ‘The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments’, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, 22-23 November, 2017 (pp. 32-33). Halmstad: Halmstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Swedish female basketball player’s junior-to-seniortransition: A narrative case study
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the Nordic Sport Science Conference – ‘The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments’ / [ed] Krister Hertting & Urban Johnson, Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2017, p. 32-33Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2017
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35832 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Sport Science Conference – ‘The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments’, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, 22-23 November, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Stambulova, N. (2017). Athletes’ relationship crises: Case examples and resolution strategies. In: Conference Abstracts: 32nd Annual Conference AASP2017, Orlando, FL, October 18-21. Paper presented at The 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), October 18-21, 2017, Orlando, FL, USA (pp. 130-130). Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Athletes’ relationship crises: Case examples and resolution strategies
2017 (English)In: Conference Abstracts: 32nd Annual Conference AASP2017, Orlando, FL, October 18-21, Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology , 2017, p. 130-130Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A body of knowledge exists in sport psychology about the dynamic social context of athletes’ development and the roles of the people involved (Jowett & Lavallee, 2007; Jowett & Poczwardowski, 2006). In many senses, other people (coaches, managers, parents, peers, opponents, sport psychology practitioners, etc.) make athletes’ careers possible and meaningful (Jowett, 2003; Stambulova, 2010). Therefore, harmonious relationships are key pre-conditions for successful careers, whereas problematic relationships often lead to deterioration in athletes’ well-being, performance, and non-sport life (Sandström, Linnér, & Stambulova, 2016). In this presentation athletes’ problematic relationships will be analyzed from a career transition perspective that is as crisis phases in their careers that athletes can’t cope with on their own and need proper interventions. One educational tool that can be used in working with athletes experiencing relationship crises is the mobilization model of counseling in crisis-transitions (Stambulova, 2011) that is aimed at helping the clients to analyze crisis situations, find possible ways to cope, and further develop their social and other coping skills. In this presentation a real case involving a young talented female swimmer who could not balance contrasting expectations of her coach, parents, and her boyfriend in term of her athletic role, and consequently experienced frustration and disharmony in the relationships with all of them will be shared and analyzed using the mobilization model. The analysis will follow six steps, including: (1) collecting and sorting out the client’s information, (2) identifying, prioritizing and articulating the problem issues, (3) analyzing the current status of the client’s coping resources and barriers, (4) discussing the transition alternatives and stimulating the client to make the strategic decision, (5) goal setting and planning relevant to the decision made, and (6) concluding and providing follow-ups. © 2017 by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 2017
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35833 (URN)978-0-9855310-6-5 (ISBN)
Conference
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), October 18-21, 2017, Orlando, FL, USA
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Ryba, T. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Challenges and strategies to develop athletic migrationresearch and practice. In: G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes (Ed.), Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology. Paper presented at The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017 (pp. 214-214).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges and strategies to develop athletic migrationresearch and practice
2017 (English)In: Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology / [ed] G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes, 2017, p. 214-214Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today’s sport is “on the move” in a sense that athletes, coaches, sport psychology practitioners and other sporting people are internationally highly mobile. In response, there is a growing interest and the need for sport psychology researchers and practitioners to understand athletic migration processes and develop strategies to effectively help both migrants and hosts to mutually adjust in the shared context. The ISSP Position Stand on transnationalism, mobility, and acculturation in and through sport (Ryba et al., 2017) provides a set of aids to interested scholars. First, the authors clarify migration terminology (e.g., mobility and migration, cultural transition and acculturation, immigrant and transnational athletes) to facilitate international/intercultural collaboration that is inevitable when professionals want to study or help migrants. Second, cultural transition and acculturation frameworks with examples of high quality qualitative and quantitative research on migrants and hosts are introduced, and relevant methodological tips are provided. Third, the authors analyze different forms of mobile practice and highlight strategies used by experienced mobile practitioners as materials for the readers’ cultural reflexivity. Finally, they outline major challenges and potential solutions to further develop athletic migration research and mobile practice. The authors suggest an idea of cultural praxis of athletic migration as an approach that blends analyses of migrants’ destination and home environmental contexts, studying adaptation process of both migrants and hosts, and identifying strategies facilitating mutual adjustment, athletes’ performance and well-being. Among practical recommendations the authors promote shared acculturation approaches, sharing experiences between mobile practitioners from different countries, education of applied sport psychology students on mobile practices and education of coaches aimed at helping them to become cultural leaders in.

Keywords
migration terminology, acculturation research, mobile practice, cultural praxis of athletic migration
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34647 (URN)978-84-9148-282-6 (ISBN)
Conference
The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017
Available from: 2017-07-23 Created: 2017-07-23 Last updated: 2017-08-01Bibliographically approved
Storm, L., Henriksen, K., Larsen, C. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Comparing interventions with youth and senior elite athletes: Insights from expert sport psychology practitioners. In: G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes (Ed.), Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology. Paper presented at The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017 (pp. 492-492).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparing interventions with youth and senior elite athletes: Insights from expert sport psychology practitioners
2017 (English)In: Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology / [ed] G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes, 2017, p. 492-492Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Meaningful sport psychology practice requires a context-sensitive approach. Competitive youth sport and senior elite (professional) sport can be seen as two different contexts that require different applied approaches; however we know little about the differences, and we are in lack of studies that directly compare interventions from these two contexts (Henriksen, Larsen, Storm & Ryom, 2014). Literature on applied sport psychology with senior athletes is far richer than corresponding literature on working with youth athletes. The objectives were: (1) to identify key themes that expert practitioners used to communicate their experiences of sport psychology interventions, and to integrate them into an empirical framework, and (2) to explore the experiences of these practitioners in their successful and less successful interventions in youth and senior sports using the framework. Twelve internationally recognized sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) were involved in semi-structured interviews (Smith & Sparkes, 2016). The data were thematically analyzed (Braun, Clarke & Weate, 2016). The SPPs’ intervention narratives contains eight themes integrated into two categories: (1) content and focus, with themes concerning e.g., adaptation of content, targeted mental skills, and beyond mental skills. (2) The organization and delivery with themes concerning e.g. the settings and ways of delivery, the nature of the athlete-practitioner relationship, the involvement of the athletes’ significant others. There were significant qualitative differences between competitive youth and elite senior contexts regarding how the interventions goes beyond mental skills and in how the SPPs involved the athletes’ significant others. From an overall perspective, the present study supports a key notion: talented youth athletes are not miniature versions of their elite adult counterparts. Working in these two different contexts requires specific approaches and should follow different guidelines.

Keywords
applied sport psychology, expert practitioners, youth athletes, influential relationships
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34652 (URN)978-84-9148-282-6 (ISBN)
Conference
The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017
Available from: 2017-07-23 Created: 2017-07-23 Last updated: 2017-08-01Bibliographically approved
Schinke, R. J. & Stambulova, N. (Eds.). (2017). Context-driven sport and exercise psychology practice: Special Issue. Philadelphia: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Context-driven sport and exercise psychology practice: Special Issue
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia: Routledge, 2017
Series
Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, ISSN 2152-0704, E-ISSN 2152-0712 ; vol. 8, no. 2
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34409 (URN)
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-10-26Bibliographically approved
Schinke, R. J. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Context-driven sport and exercise psychology practice: Widening our lens beyond the athlete. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 8(2), 71-75
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Context-driven sport and exercise psychology practice: Widening our lens beyond the athlete
2017 (English)In: Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, ISSN 2152-0704, E-ISSN 2152-0712, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 71-75Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia, PA: Routledge, 2017
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34411 (URN)10.1080/21520704.2017.1299470 (DOI)000411379600001 ()2-s2.0-85026769924 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Battochio, R. C., Schinke, R. J. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Coping strategies and resources in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis with Canadian professional ice-hockey players. In: Conference Abstracts: 32nd Annual Conference AASP2017, Orlando, FL, October 18-21. Paper presented at The 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), October 18-21, 2017, Orlando, FL, USA (pp. 17-18). Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coping strategies and resources in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis with Canadian professional ice-hockey players
2017 (English)In: Conference Abstracts: 32nd Annual Conference AASP2017, Orlando, FL, October 18-21, Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology , 2017, p. 17-18Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Canadian ice-hockey players must overcome numerous stressors throughout their National Hockey  League (NHL) careers. Though sport psychology researchers have conducted preliminary studies, theoretical restrictions, small participant numbers, and the use of a structured interview guide have limited breadth of knowledge. Our authors constructed a comprehensive empirical career model by eliciting 23 Canadian NHL players. The intent in the presentation is to feature the stressors, barriers, coping strategies and resources utilised at each status and career stage. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees agreed to participate in conversational interviews before their transcripts underwent an interpretive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects seeking to gain entry into the NHL needed (a) realistic expectations of draft pressures, (b) training camp expectations, (c) identify the team’s needs, and (d) if demoted, readjust their expectations. Rookies developing  as NHL p layers needed a high compete level when called-up while sophomores developed by (a) knowing their opponents, (b) generating role player production, and (c) made friendships. Veterans seeking to be All-Stars coped by (a) practicing scoring and creating scoring chances, and (b) showing Stanley Cup determination. Seasoned veterans extended their careers by preserving their physique. The authors will discuss the practical applications for sport psychology consultants tasked with ensuring that professional ice-hockey players move effectively through career transitions including entering the NHL, developing as an NHL players, reaching the NHL elite, and maintaining NHL play involvement. The authors will also speak about teammates, coaches, and support staff hoping to be effective resources to their players’ career progression. © 2017 by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 2017
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35834 (URN)978-0-9855310-6-5 (ISBN)
Conference
The 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), October 18-21, 2017, Orlando, FL, USA
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Henriksen, K., Storm, L., Larsen, C. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Creating optimal environments for talent development. In: G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes (Ed.), Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology. Paper presented at The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017 (pp. 242-243).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating optimal environments for talent development
2017 (English)In: Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology / [ed] G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes, 2017, p. 242-243Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The holistic ecological approach (HEA) to talent development in sport shifts researchers’ attention from the individual athletes to the broader environment in which they develop. The HEA provides a theoretical grounding, ecologically inferred definitions of talent development, two working models, and methodological guidelines. The HEA highlights two interconnected ways of analyzing athletic talent development environments (ATDE). First, there is a focus on the structure of the environment, particularly the roles and cooperation of key persons. Second, there is a focus on the organizational culture of the team. A number of in-depth case studies of successful talent development environments in Scandinavia have shown that while each environment is unique, they also share a number of features. They are characterized by proximal role modeling; an integration of efforts among the different agents (family, coaches, management etc.); inclusive training groups rather than early selection; a focus on long-term developmental rather than on early success, and a “strong and coherent” organizational culture. Moving from ecological research to ecologically informed practice, we add applied principles and provide an example of how these principles were used in developing a culture for goal directedness in a group of under-17 players in a football academy in Denmark. The case example demonstrates two main ideas: (1) a team’s organizational culture influences the athletes, or in popular terms the characteristics of culture become the character of the athletes; and (2) the coach plays a vital part in creating and maintaining a team culture. Together, the eight common features of successful ATDEs, the case examples, and the applied HEA principles can serve as a guide for practitioners aiming to improve talent development environments in sport.

Keywords
contextually driven sport psychology, football, sport psychology practitioner, holistic ecological approach
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34650 (URN)978-84-9148-282-6 (ISBN)
Conference
The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017
Available from: 2017-07-23 Created: 2017-07-23 Last updated: 2017-08-01Bibliographically approved
Henriksen, K. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Creating optimal environments for talent development: A holistic ecological approach. In: Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jörg Schorer & Nick Wattie (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport: (pp. 271-284). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating optimal environments for talent development: A holistic ecological approach
2017 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport / [ed] Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jörg Schorer & Nick Wattie, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017, p. 271-284Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The authors introduce the holistic ecological approach (HEA) to talent development in sport, which proposes a shift in research attention from the individual athletes to the broader developmental context or environment in which they develop. This introduction includes ecologically inferred definitions of talent development and of the athletic talent development environment (ATDE), research guidelines and two working models. In combination these key elements serve as a guide for further research. The authors proceed to present two cases: a successful kayak environment and an ineffective golf environment, both studied from the HEA perspective. A comparison of successful environments in different sports reveals that while each environment is unique, they in many ways employ the same principles in their work. This leads to a presentation of eight common features of successful ATDEs. Moving from ecological research to ecologically informed practice, the authors add applied principles and provide an example of how these principles were used to improve the performance culture of the Danish national orienteering team. Together, the eight features, the case example, and the applied guidelines can serve as a guide for practitioners aiming to improve talent development environments in sport.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge International Handbooks
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32261 (URN)2-s2.0-85020998163 (Scopus ID)9781138951778 (ISBN)9781315668017 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-10-21 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2018-02-27Bibliographically approved
Stambulova, N. (2017). Crisis-transitions in athletes: current emphases on cognitive and contextual factors. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 62-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crisis-transitions in athletes: current emphases on cognitive and contextual factors
2017 (English)In: Current Opinion in Psychology, ISSN 2352-250X, Vol. 16, p. 62-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decade, the field of athlete career research has seen much expansion. Researchers established the holistic lifespan and ecological approaches, introduced cultural praxis of athletes’ careers paradigm, and updated the taxonomy of athletes’ transitions. However, recent transition research focused mainly on the transition process and factors contributing to successful transitions, while crisis-transitions and factors contributing to ineffective coping have been largely ignored. The aim of this paper is to facilitate relevant research and practice through (1) positioning athletes’ developmental crises within the context of the current transition literature, (2) introducing two new approaches (termed ‘cognitive turn’ and ‘cultural turn’) with a potential to enhance our understanding of the phenomenon, and (3) outlining crisis-coping interventions. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34406 (URN)10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.04.013 (DOI)000410679900014 ()28813358 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85018452155 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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