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Nylandsted Jensen, S., Ivarsson, A., Fallby, J., Dankers, S. & Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 36, 147-155
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2018 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 36, p. 147-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relation of perfectionism and anxiety to depressive symptoms in Danish and Swedish male elite football players. Additionally, the relationship between age and the study variables, and differences between elite junior and professional players were examined. Design and Methods. A cross-sectional design was used to survey 323 A-squad and U19 players (M age = 22.08 years, SD = 5.15). The survey included biographical information as well as measures of depressive symptoms, perfectionism (strivings and concerns), competitive anxiety, and social phobia. Results. Results revealed an overall prevalence rate for depressive symptoms among the participants of 16.7%. Moreover, correlation analyses showed evidence of the relationships between depression and perfectionistic concerns, competitive anxiety and social phobia. The results of a mediation analysis demonstrated that there was a positive indirect effect of perfectionistic concerns on depression via competitive anxiety. Significant negative correlations between age and anxiety, social phobia, and perfectionistic concerns were found. Depression, however, was not significantly correlated with age even though elite junior players’ depression levels were significantly higher than those of professional players and they showed higher levels in competitive anxiety and social phobia. Conclusions. Findings of the study indicate that more awareness of mental health in elite football is needed, and that the investigated psychological factors may be a starting point for establishing preventive programs and supportive interventions for footballers suffering from depressive symptoms. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Elite athletes, Depressive symptoms, Perfectionistic strivings, Perfectionistic concerns, Social phobia, Competitive anxiety
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36389 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.02.008 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042729902 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-06 Created: 2018-03-06 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Nylandsted Jensen, S., Ivarsson, A., Fallby, J. & Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Gambling behaviours among Danish and Swedish elite football players. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gambling behaviours among Danish and Swedish elite football players
2018 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, ISSN 1932-9261Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

This study investigated gambling among Danish and Swedish male elite football players. A cross-sectional design was used to survey 323 players (Mage = 22.08, SD = 5.15). The survey included a screening tool for gambling, as well as measures for depression and sport anxiety. The overall rate of players identified as at-risk gamblers was 16.1%. Linear regression analyses revealed that depression and sport anxiety significantly predicted gambling behaviours, and explained 2% and 6% of variance, respectively. The age of the players and the age at which they specialize did not moderate these relationships. Further research on gambling in football and its relation to mental disorders is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2018
Keywords
depression, sport anxiety, mental health, elite sports, match fixing
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36309 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2018-06-29
Ivarsson, A., Johnson, U., Andersen, M. B., Fallby, J. & Altemyr, M. (2015). It Pays to Pay Attention: A Mindfulness-Based Program for Injury Prevention with Soccer Players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27(3), 319-334
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, ISSN 1041-3200, E-ISSN 1533-1571, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 319-334Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which a mindfulness-based program could reduce the number of sports injuries in a sample of soccer players. A total of 41 junior elite soccer players were randomly assigned to the treatment or the attentional control group. The treatment group took part in a 7-session program based on the mindfulness, acceptance, and commitment (MAC) approach (Gardner & Moore, 2007). The attentional control group was offered 7 sessions of sport psychology presentations with a particular focus on soccer. There were no statistically significant differences in injury rates between the two groups (U (39) = 149.50, z= −1.77, p = .077), but there was a medium effect size (adjusted Cohen´s d = −0.59, approx. 80% CI for d = −0.37 – −0.74). Moreover, 67% of the players in the mindfulness group remained injury-free in comparison to 40% in the control group. This result suggests that an intervention program focusing on strategies for improving attention could decrease injury risk. Recommendations include applying mindfulness exercises in athletes’ daily training to help lower injury risk. © 2015, Copyright © Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia, PA: Routledge, 2015
Keywords
MAC approach, RCT, sport injuries, clinical vs. statistical significance
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27638 (URN)10.1080/10413200.2015.1008072 (DOI)000355598700005 ()2-s2.0-84930574359 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, P2013-0043
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Ivarsson, A., Stenling, A., Fallby, J., Johnson, U., Borg, E. & Johansson, G. (2015). The predictive ability of the talent development environment on youth elite football players' well-being: A person-centered approach. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 16(Part 1), 15-23
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2015 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 16, no Part 1, p. 15-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

The objective of this study was to examine the predictive ability of perceived talent development environment (TDE) on the well-being of youth elite football players.

Design

A field-based longitudinal design was employed.

Method

The participants were 195 Swedish youth elite football players between 13 and 16 years of age enrolled at Swedish football academies. The players responded to questionnaires regarding their perceptions of their TDE, perceived stress, and well-being in the beginning of the competitive season 2012 (T1). On two more occasions, six and 12 months later, the players completed the stress and well-being questionnaires.

Results

A latent class analysis, based on the TDEQ sub-scale scores at T1, revealed three classes of players with different perceptions of their TDE (one high quality, one moderate quality, and one poor quality class). A second-order multivariate latent growth curve model (factor-of-curves model) showed that the class of players perceiving the lowest TDE quality, experienced higher initial level of stress and lower initial level of well-being at T1 compared to the other two classes. Moreover, there were no significant differences in slopes for neither stress nor well-being between classes (the initial difference between the three groups, in well-being, remained stable over time).

Conclusion

The results indicate that players perceiving their TDE as supporting and focusing on long-term development seem to be less stressed and experience higher well-being than other players. Hence, in addition to facilitate sport-specific development and performance among youth athletes, high quality TDEs may be important for youth elite athletes' general well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015
Keywords
Factor-of-curves model, Health, Talent development environment
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26450 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.09.006 (DOI)000347755300003 ()2-s2.0-84911381075 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, P2012-0145
Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Ivarsson, A., Stenling, A., Johnson, U., Fallby, J., Borg, E. & Johansson, G. (2013). Kan talangmiljön påverka psykisk hälsa hos unga akademifotbollsspelare?. In: : . Paper presented at Forskningsseminaret under cupfinaleseminaret 2013, 21-24 november, UBC Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norge.
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2013 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24140 (URN)
Conference
Forskningsseminaret under cupfinaleseminaret 2013, 21-24 november, UBC Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norge
Note

Presenterades på ett forskningsseminarie som genomfördes i samband med det norska cupfinalseminariet 2013

Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Fallby, J., Ivarsson, A., Johnson, U., Lilja, H. & Hagen, K. (2012). Psychosocial predictors of well-being among junior players in Swedish football academies. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Science and Soccer: . Paper presented at Third World Conference on Science and Soccer, WCSS 2012, Ghent, Belgium, 14-16 May, 2012 (pp. 142-142).
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2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Science and Soccer, 2012, p. 142-142Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
football academies, well-being, psychosocial variables
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-20110 (URN)
Conference
Third World Conference on Science and Soccer, WCSS 2012, Ghent, Belgium, 14-16 May, 2012
Available from: 2012-12-14 Created: 2012-12-14 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Fallby, J., Ivarsson, A., Johnson, U., Hagen, K. & Lilja, H. (2011). Parental support as a predictors to success in adolescent male football. In: Proceedings of the 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Madeira, Portugal. FEPSAC on-line publication. Paper presented at FEPSAC European Congress of Sport Psychology (13 : Madeira : 2011) (pp. 308).
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Madeira, Portugal. FEPSAC on-line publication, 2011, p. 308-Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to examine if parental support could predict elite academy participation in an adolescent football population. The participants were 767 adolescent male football players, where 443 represented an academy team and 324 represented lower ranked teams, in age between 11 and 18. The participants were classified into three groups; a) children (11-12 years), b) youth (13-15 years) and c) junior (16-18 years). The questionnaire used was the Swedish health survey developed by the Swedish Health Institute with a number of football specific items added. Parental support was measured with six items that all measured emotional support (for example if the player experience that his parents understand, listen to, and treat him fair).One way ANOVA showed that academy players reported significant higher level of parental support then the non–academy players in children (F(1, 196)= 7,071, p = 0,008) and junior ages (F(1,194) = 10,830, p = 0,001). A logistic regression showed that parental support predicted approximately 68% of the players belonging accurate both in the children- (68,2%) and junior (67,9%) sample.The result supports previous findings showing that adaptive coping resources, such as social support seeking, could predict athletic success (Yperen, 2009). One recommendation for football clubs with youth academies is to involve parents in the social support network in order to give the players more adaptive coping resources. Further, educating parents about demands and career transitions that the players are exposed to in an elite academy could be beneficial in a developmental perspective.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16257 (URN)
Conference
FEPSAC European Congress of Sport Psychology (13 : Madeira : 2011)
Note

Poster Session: P2.44

Available from: 2011-09-16 Created: 2011-09-16 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Ivarsson, A., Fallby, J., Johnson, U., Hagen, K. & Lilja, H. (2011). Psychosocial factors influence on subjective well-being among adolescent football players. In: 7th ENYSSP Workshop: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at 7th ENYSSP Workshop, 11-13 oct, Jyväskylä, Finland (pp. 19-20).
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2011 (English)In: 7th ENYSSP Workshop: Book of Abstracts, 2011, p. 19-20Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16480 (URN)
Conference
7th ENYSSP Workshop, 11-13 oct, Jyväskylä, Finland
Available from: 2011-10-21 Created: 2011-10-21 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Johnson, U., Andersson, K. & Fallby, J. (2011). Sport Psychology Consulting Among Swedish Premier Soccer Coaches. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9(4), 308-322
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sport Psychology Consulting Among Swedish Premier Soccer Coaches
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251X, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 308-322Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to examine knowledge and experience about sport psychology consulting among coaches for Swedish male and female premier soccer teams, and to identify barriers and possibilities that a sport psychology consultant (SPC) encounters in joining a team. All 28 coaches within Swedish male and female premier soccer leagues answered the “Psychology for Football Questionnaire”. In addition, coaches from two male and two female teams were interviewed. The main findings showed that about half the teams had contacted an SPC. Skills favored by coaches were goal setting and team building, and the biggest barriers to using SPCs were lack of knowledge/skepticism about the field, unclear descriptions of services, and problems integrating with the team. Possibilities for entry were feasible time available, and accessing positive role models. Conclusions pertain to the practical implications for applied research and the provision of sport psychology services within premier soccer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fullerton, CA: International Society of Sport Psychology, 2011
Keywords
sport psychologist, barriers, consulting, coaches, possibilities, soccer
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17780 (URN)10.1080/1612197x.2011.623455 (DOI)2-s2.0-84865964445 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-05-31 Created: 2012-05-31 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Fallby, J. & Johnson, U. (2004). Den idrottspsykologiska rådgivaren. In: Guiden till idrottspsykologisk rådgivning (pp. 18-33). SISU-förlag
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2004 (Swedish)In: Guiden till idrottspsykologisk rådgivning, SISU-förlag , 2004, p. 18-33Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SISU-förlag, 2004
Keywords
Idrottspsykologi, Rådgivning
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-612 (URN)2082/954 (Local ID)91-88941-93-0 (ISBN)2082/954 (Archive number)2082/954 (OAI)
Available from: 2007-04-11 Created: 2007-04-11 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
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