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Josefsson, T., Ivarsson, A., Gustafsson, H., Stenling, A., Lindwall, M., Tornberg, R. & Böröy, J. (2019). Effects of Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) on Sport-Specific Dispositional Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Self-Rated Athletic Performance in a Multiple-Sport Population: an RCT Study. Mindfulness, 10(8), 1518-1529
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2019 (English)In: Mindfulness, ISSN 1868-8527, E-ISSN 1868-8535, Vol. 10, no 8, p. 1518-1529Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives

The aim of the study was to examine mediating effects of emotion regulation and sport-specific dispositional mindfulness on self-rated athletic training performance, following the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) intervention, compared to a Psychological Skills Training (PST) control group.

Methods

Sixty-nine competitive elite athletes who did not have any prior experience with mindfulness- and acceptance-based exercises, were recruited and randomly assigned into either a MAC group or a traditional PST group. Latent growth curve analyses were performed to examine longitudinal relationships among the study variables. Mediation analyses were conducted to test if the growth trajectory of each of the proposed mediators mediated the relationship between the intervention and perceived performance (measured at T3).

Results

Findings showed that the MAC intervention had an indirect effect on self-rated athletic training performance through changes in dispositional mindfulness and emotion regulation respectively. Further, the MAC-group obtained greater post-test improvements in athletic mindfulness, emotion regulation abilities, and perceived performance compared to the PST group.

Conclusions

Overall, findings suggest that dispositional athletic mindfulness and emotion regulation may function as important mechanisms in MAC, and that the MAC approach is a more effective intervention compared to the PST condition in reducing emotion regulation difficulties, as well as enhancing sport-relevant mindfulness skills and perceived athletic training performance in elite sport.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Springer, 2019
Keywords
Emotion regulation, MAC, Mediation analysis, Mindfulness, Mindfulness-acceptance-commitment, Performance, PST
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39189 (URN)10.1007/s12671-019-01098-7 (DOI)000473450900006 ()
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, D2016-0037
Note

Funding: the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science (D2016-0037/P2016-0146) and from the Center of Research on Welfare, Health, and Sport, Halmstad University, Sweden

Available from: 2019-04-02 Created: 2019-04-02 Last updated: 2019-07-30Bibliographically approved
Ivarsson, A., Ekengren, J. & Tornberg, R. (2011). Vägen till landslagsspel i ungdomshandboll – ”survival of the mentally fittest”?. In: Magnus Lindwall & Urban Johnson (Ed.), SIPF, Svensk Idrottspsykologisk Förening, Årsbok 2010: (pp. 36-43). Örebro: Svensk idrottspsykologisk förening
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vägen till landslagsspel i ungdomshandboll – ”survival of the mentally fittest”?
2011 (Swedish)In: SIPF, Svensk Idrottspsykologisk Förening, Årsbok 2010 / [ed] Magnus Lindwall & Urban Johnson, Örebro: Svensk idrottspsykologisk förening , 2011, p. 36-43Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka om de handbollsspelare som når Riksläger 4 skiljer sig åt i användandet av copingstrategier jämfört med de handbollsspelare som inte når Riksläger 4. Resultatet visade att spelare som deltog på läger R4 uppvisade högre värden av copingstrategierna: coping with adversity,concentration,confidence and achievment against coachability, peaking under pressure och freedomofworry än den gruppen av spelare som endast deltog vid R1. Resultatet tyder på att de spelare som blir uttagna till R4 i högre utsträckning använder sig av effektivare copingstrategier något som även är i linje med tidigare forskning (t.ex. van Yperen, 2009). Författarna rekommenderar därför både tränare och spelare att öka sin kunskap kring copingstrategiers eventuella inverkan på prestation för att kunna optimera den aktives chanser att lyckas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Svensk idrottspsykologisk förening, 2011
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-20112 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-14 Created: 2012-12-14 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Josefsson, T., Tornberg, R., Gustafsson, H. & Ivarsson, A. Practitioners’ reflections of working with the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach in team sport settings. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Practitioners’ reflections of working with the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach in team sport settings
In: Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, ISSN 2152-0704, E-ISSN 2152-0712Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article was to describe the implementation of a team-based MAC intervention, and discuss important aspects to consider when implementing the MAC protocol in elite team sports. The MAC program contains seven modules in which core concepts such as mindfulness, acceptance, and values-driven behavior are being taught and practiced. We experienced conceptual as well as practical challenges in the application of the MAC protocol. A general recommendation in implementing MAC concepts and exercises for teams is to make the content of the program sport-specific.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia, PA: Routledge
Keywords
Acceptance, commitment, intervention, MAC, mindfulness
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38808 (URN)10.1080/21520704.2018.1549641 (DOI)2-s2.0-85060629790 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, D2016-0037/P2016-0146
Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-10-16
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