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Ingrell, J., Johnson, U. & Ivarsson, A. (2020). Achivement goals in youth sport and the influence of coach, peers and parents: A longitudinal study. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Achivement goals in youth sport and the influence of coach, peers and parents: A longitudinal study
2020 (English)In: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, ISSN 1988-5202, E-ISSN 1988-5202, Vol. 15, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The first purpose of this study was to longitudinally examine achievement goals in youth sport. The second purpose was to examine the within-person effects of perceived motivational climates by coaches, peers, and parents on achievement goal orientation. Participants were 78 young student-athletes, representing a variety of sports. The student-athletes completed a multi-section questionnaire, six times over a three-year period, assessing the study variables. Multilevel modelling analysis revealed that both task orientation and ego orientation decreased for this age group over the three-year period. Furthermore, perceived task-involving peer climate was significantly and positively related to task orientation, and perceived ego-involving coach climate was significantly and positively related to ego orientation. The results from this study provides insights regarding developmental changes in achievement goals and the importance of certain social agents in that specific developmental stage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Alicante: , 2020
Keywords
Achievement goals, Coaches, Longitudinal, Parents, Peers
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41092 (URN)10.14198/jhse.2020.153.09 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2020-01-21
Johnson, U., Ivarsson, A. & Andersen, M. (2020). Afterword: Where Are We and Where May We Be Headed? (4ed.). In: Andreas Ivarsson & Urban Johnson (Ed.), Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries: (pp. 311-316). Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afterword: Where Are We and Where May We Be Headed?
2020 (English)In: Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries / [ed] Andreas Ivarsson & Urban Johnson, Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing , 2020, 4, p. 311-316Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing, 2020 Edition: 4
National Category
Psychology Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41844 (URN)9781940067407 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-31 Created: 2020-03-31 Last updated: 2020-04-07
Moesch, K., Ivarsson, A. & Johnson, U. (2020). "Be Mindful Even Though It Hurts": A Single-Case Study Testing the Effects of Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Intervention on Injured Athletes’ Mental Health. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Be Mindful Even Though It Hurts": A Single-Case Study Testing the Effects of Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Intervention on Injured Athletes’ Mental Health
2020 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, ISSN 1932-9261, p. 1-23Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Injury is a serious setback for athletes and might jeopardize mental health. The aim of this study is to investigate if a mindfulness- and acceptance-based intervention can improve mindfulness (nonreactivity and acting with awareness), acceptance, and well-being, and decrease the level of symptoms of anxiety and depression. A single-case design with multiple, staggered, and nonconcurrent baselines was used. Six seriously injured athletes took part in an 8-week intervention and repeatedly completed questionnaires on all variables for the duration of the study. The results showed that, on average, there were significant clinical changes between phases in nonreactivity, well-being, and acceptance. No effect was seen in the two remaining scales. On an individual level, two participants showed effects in all scales, two participants in some of the scales, and two participants in the scale nonreactivity. Results are discussed in light of existing research, and implications for practitioners’ clinical methods are presented. © 2019-2020 Human Kinetics

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2020
Keywords
acute injury, anxiety, competitive athletes, depression, well-being
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41093 (URN)10.1123/jcsp.2019-0003 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2020-02-26
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N., Johnson, U., Carlsson, I.-M. & Ryba, T. (2020). Composite vignettes of Swedish male and female professional handball players’ career paths. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 23(4), 595-612
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Composite vignettes of Swedish male and female professional handball players’ career paths
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2020 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 595-612Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe gender-specific career paths of Swedish professional handball players. A reanalysis of Ekengren et al. (2018) career interviews with nine male and nine female players led to creating two composite vignettes using the athletes’ own words, accounted for typical features in the male and female players’ career paths. Seven themes were identified in the analysis of the men’s transcripts and eight themes derived from the women’s transcripts. Further, the themes of both vignettes were aligned with career stages described in our previous study (Ekengren et al. 2018). The male players’ vignette is interpreted as a performance narrative congruent with elite handball culture that promotes performance success and profitable professional contracts. The female players’ vignette is more holistic, embracing handball, studies, motherhood, and how they ought to be as Swedish women. Recommendations for future research are provided. © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Career development, creative analytical practice, cultural praxis of athletes’ careers, gender, handball, vignettes
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39272 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2019.1599201 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064667459 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, F2015-0018
Note

Other funders: The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, Swedish Handball Federation & Halmstad University

Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25 Last updated: 2020-03-23Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N., Johnson, U. & Carlsson, I.-M. (2020). Exploring career experiences of Swedish professional handball players: Consolidating firsthand information into an empirical career model. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18(2), 156-175
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring career experiences of Swedish professional handball players: Consolidating firsthand information into an empirical career model
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251X, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 156-175Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study was aimed at developing the empirical career model of Swedish professional handball players by means of exploring their career experiences in athletic and non-athletic developments through the lens of the holistic athletic career model. Eighteen Swedish professional handball players (nine men and nine women), who had recently terminated or were finishing their careers took part in semi-structured interviews about their careers from the beginning to the end with an interest in both athletic and non-athletic developments. Thematic analysis initially focused on identifying the handball career structure (i.e. stages and sub-stages). Then, the interviews were analysed inductively to identify shared themes in the players’ experiences relevant to each career stage. These themes were incorporated in the relevant stages, and the empirical career model of Swedish professional handball players (further – the empirical model) was finalised. The empirical model describes careers of Swedish handball players as having four athletic stages – initiation, development (with three sub-stages), mastery (with four sub-stages), and discontinuation – complemented by players’ psychological, psychosocial, academic/vocational, and financial developments. Each stage is also aligned with age markers and contains themes describing players’ career experiences from the holistic perspective. The empirical model contributes to contextualised career research and serves as a basis for developing career-long psychological support services in Swedish handball including player/coach/parent education organised by the Swedish Handball Federation.© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
athletic career, empirical career model, handball, holistic developmental perspective
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37469 (URN)10.1080/1612197X.2018.1486872 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049138031 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, F2015-0018
Note

Funding: the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, Swedish Handball Federation, and Halmstad University.

Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2020-03-31Bibliographically approved
Ivarsson, A., Johnson, U. & McCall, A. (2020). Introduction to Sport Injuries (4ed.). In: Andreas Ivarsson & Urban Johnson (Ed.), Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries: (pp. 3-10). Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to Sport Injuries
2020 (English)In: Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries / [ed] Andreas Ivarsson & Urban Johnson, Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing , 2020, 4, p. 3-10Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing, 2020 Edition: 4
National Category
Psychology Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41842 (URN)9781940067407 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-31 Created: 2020-03-31 Last updated: 2020-04-07
(2020). Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries (4ed.). Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries
2020 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing, 2020. p. 344 Edition: 4
National Category
Psychology Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41841 (URN)9781940067407 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-31 Created: 2020-03-31 Last updated: 2020-04-03Bibliographically approved
Ivarsson, A., Tranaeus, U. & Johnson, U. (2020). Psychosocial Risk Factors for Traumatic and Overuse Injuries (4ed.). In: Andreas Ivarsson & Urban Johnson (Ed.), Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries: (pp. 33-46). Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychosocial Risk Factors for Traumatic and Overuse Injuries
2020 (English)In: Psychological Bases of Sport Injuries / [ed] Andreas Ivarsson & Urban Johnson, Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing , 2020, 4, p. 33-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology (FiT) Publishing, 2020 Edition: 4
National Category
Psychology Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41843 (URN)9781940067407 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-31 Created: 2020-03-31 Last updated: 2020-04-07
Johnson, U., Parker, J., Ivarsson, A., Andersen, M. & Svetoft, I. (2019). Connection in the Fresh Air: A Study on the Benefits of Participation in an Electronic Tracking Outdoor Gym Exercise Programme. Montenegrin Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8(1), 61-67
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2019 (English)In: Montenegrin Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, ISSN 1800-8755, E-ISSN 1800-8763, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 61-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aimed to explore whether a six-week intervention, based on participation in outdoor exercise, including activity-tracking devices and combined with individual consulting sessions, can both increase physical activity and yield positive changes in physiological and psychological health measures. A total of six participants, with a mean age of 41.2 (range 33-50 years), completed the ten-week study and the six-week intervention. The full study consisted of a four-week control/baseline and a six-week intervention period in which each participant acted as their own controls. Continuous measures of physical activity data were collected using a wrist-worn activity sensor during the ten-week study, along with pre- and post-measures of cardiovascular fitness, upper-body strength, BMI, general health, and motivation to exercise. The intervention consisted of a resistance-training programme for an outdoor gym and three motivational interviewing sessions. Effect sizes (percentage) for changes pre- to post-training were calculated. The results, because of the small sample size, are presented as individual cases, but the group, as a whole, showed average increases from baseline (pre-) to post-measures in strength (maximum row; 15.33%), time to exhaustion (3.58%), number of steps per day (4%), and autonomous motivation (12%) and average decreases in body weight (-1.08%), fat percentage (-7.58%), strength (chest; -2.5%), and stress symptoms (-2.17%). The six-week intervention programme showed promising results regarding physical activity changes. This study contributes to the limited evidence of the impact of resistance training programmes using outdoor gyms, electronic tracker, and motivational interviewing on physical activity outcomes. © 2019 by the authors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Podgorica: Montenegrin Sports Academy, 2019
Keywords
physical activity, physiological health, psychological well-being, computerized exercise inter-vention, motivational interviewing
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40504 (URN)10.26773/mjssm.190309 (DOI)000458745000009 ()2-s2.0-85063783510 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Intelligent Outdoor Exercise (IOE)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 240006
Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2020-03-24Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N. & Johnson, U. (2019). Developing a career training programme in Swedish elite handball. In: B. Strauss et al. (Ed.), Abstract book: The 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology – Building the Future of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Paper presented at 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany, July 15-20, 2019 (pp. 319-319).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing a career training programme in Swedish elite handball
2019 (English)In: Abstract book: The 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology – Building the Future of Sport and Exercise Psychology / [ed] B. Strauss et al., 2019, p. 319-319Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Psychological interventions with elite athletes should benefit from the developmental and preventive perspectives (Stambulova, 2016) keeping in mind the highly stressful nature of elite sports and potential threats for athletes’ mental health (Schinke, Stambulova, Si, & Moore, 2017). The authors of this presentation (2018) explored 18 Swedish professional handball players’ career experiences with foci on major stages and transitions in their athletic and non-athletic developments. The players’ information was consolidated into an empirical career model of Swedish handball players, covering several stages and layers in players’ development with relevant transitions, pathways, and themes describing content of each stage. This empirical model served a basis for planning the intervention study with professional handball players aimed at helping them to develop resources and strategies to meet elite career demands and maintain health and wellbeing. The presentation will focus on development of a career training program (CTP) for 16 professional players (age 18-35) representing an elite handball club in the South of Sweden. The CTP is structured into eight workshops with their content derived from major demands and stressors of handball players during the mastery stage of their careers. After the CTP kick off, major topics of the workshops include: professional players’ values and committed actions, training, performance, lifestyle, and recovery issues, injury prevention, the future and athletic retirement. The content of the workshops guided by a combination of concurrent and proactive approaches will include acceptance and commitment training, life skills development, pre-transition planning, monitoring assessment, and creating a personal development plan.

Keywords
Career assistance, career training program, handball, intervention
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40930 (URN)
Conference
15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany, July 15-20, 2019
Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-11-13 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0990-4842

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