hh.sePublications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (10 of 20) Show all publications
Ekengren, J. (2020). Caught in the Trap of Trying to Repeat Success. Sport Psychology Support for the Swedish Men’s Handball Team in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics (1ed.). In: Kristoffer Henriksen, Jakob Hansen, Carsten Hvid Larsen (Ed.), Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport: How to Help Athletes Perform and Thrive under Pressure. New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Caught in the Trap of Trying to Repeat Success. Sport Psychology Support for the Swedish Men’s Handball Team in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2020 (English)In: Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport: How to Help Athletes Perform and Thrive under Pressure / [ed] Kristoffer Henriksen, Jakob Hansen, Carsten Hvid Larsen, New York: Routledge, 2020, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2020 Edition: 1
Keywords
Handball, Mindfulness, Sport Psychology
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40905 (URN)1138623997 (ISBN)9780429435232 (ISBN)9781138623996 (ISBN)1138624004 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-12 Created: 2019-11-12 Last updated: 2020-01-15
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N., Johnson, U., Carlsson, I.-M. & Ryba, T. (2019). Composite vignettes of Swedish male and female professional handball players’ career paths. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 22(6)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Composite vignettes of Swedish male and female professional handball players’ career paths
Show others...
2019 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 22, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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, 2019
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: 2019-12-10Bibliographically 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
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N. & Johnson, U. (2019). Development and validation of career-long psychological support services in Swedish 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. 59-59).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development and validation of career-long psychological support services in Swedish 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. 59-59Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study is part of the PhD-project aimed at examining Swedish professional handball players’ career experiences and developing an applied framework to improve career assistance. Inspired by the cultural praxis of athletes’ careers (Stambulova & Ryba, 2013; 2014) we blend theory, research, and practice with the athletes’ cultural and sporting contexts. In the previous part, the author and three co-authors (2018) developed an empirical career model (ECM-H) describing players’ changing demands across career stages from the holistic perspective (Wylleman, Rosier, & De Knop, 2015) and showing that they need different types of career assistance at different stages. This second part study aims to develop and validate an applied framework – the career-long psychological support services (CLPSS). To create the initial version of the CLPSS a heuristic approach combining the ECM-H with the author’s applied sport psychology experiences was used. Then the initial version was validated in two focus groups with elite handball coaches (n=4) and experienced sport psychology consultants (n=3) following Kreuger and Casey’s (2015) recommendations. The participants were positive to the initial version and suggested several improvements. The validated CLPSS implements the whole career and whole person perspectives with the four career stages aligned with age markers and three layers of career assistance issues derived from the Swedish handball context, athletes’ perceived demands, and desirable support from relevant stakeholders (e.g., coaches, parents). The CLPSS helps to understand, what issues to address and when in a career to facilitate players’ coping, reduce unnecessary stress, and promote sustainable careers in elite handball.

Keywords
career development, focus groups, handball, psychological support services
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40929 (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
Ekengren, J., Stambulova, N., Johnson, U. & Carlsson, I.-M. (2018). Exploring career experiences of Swedish professional handball players: Consolidating firsthand information into an empirical career model. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring career experiences of Swedish professional handball players: Consolidating firsthand information into an empirical career model
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis, 2018
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)
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: 2018-07-05
Ekengren, J. & Stambulova, N. (2017). From career initiation to discontinuation: an empirical career model of Swedish handball players. 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. 190-191).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From career initiation to discontinuation: an empirical career model of Swedish handball players
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. 190-191Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This doctoral project was inspired by a set of challenges articulated in the cultural praxis of athletes’ careers paradigm (Stambulova & Ryba, 2013), and especially in regard of contextualizing career research and existing ‘general’ frameworks. Innovative aspects of this study consisted of: (a) exploring career experiences of Swedish handball players with foci on stages and transitions in their athletic and non-athletic development, and (b) consolidating the players’ first-hand data into an empirical career model of Swedish handball players (further – the empirical model). The holistic athletic career model (Wylleman, Reints & De Knop, 2013) served as a prototype for the empirical model and was useful in structuring the players’ career experiences. Eighteen elite Swedish handball players (retiring or just recently retired) took part in narrative type interviews about their whole careers with an interest in both athletic and non-athletic developments. Thematic analysis initially took a deductive turn to identify the handball career structure, and then the empirical data relevant to each stage/sub-stage were analysed inductively to identify themes describing players’ career experiences at each stage. Finally, the themes were incorporated into the stage-like structure, and the empirical model was completed. The model describes careers of Swedish handball players as having four stages – initiation, development (with three sub-stages), mastery (with four sub-stages), and discontinuation. It also contains eight layers – athletic categorisation in terms of age, pathways of the Swedish Handball Federation, academic/vocational, psychological, psychosocial, and financial developments – all aligned with age markers and complemented by sets of themes describing players’ stage-by-stage career experiences from the holistic perspective. Further in the project the empirical model will be used to create the ‘whole career’ psychological support system for Swedish handball players.

Keywords
career experiences, cultural praxis, empirical model, handball, holistic athletic career model
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34644 (URN)978-84-9148-282-6 (ISBN)
Conference
The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, FO2016-0026
Note

Presented in the symposium "Innovations in Athlete Career Research: Young Scholars’ Presentations and Mentors’ Panel"

Available from: 2017-07-23 Created: 2017-07-23 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, J. & Stambulova, N. (2017). No rest for the weary: Swedish elite handball players’ perceived demands in the transition to the national team. 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. 31-32). Halmstad: Halmstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>No rest for the weary: Swedish elite handball players’ perceived demands in the transition to the national team
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. 31-32Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Athletes have to pay a price to make their dream true, and for many this dream is to become professional and play in the national team (NT). Playing in the NT is often seen as the pinnacle of an athletic career but also as a period when athletes experience new demands due to their dual responsibility of playing in the club and in the NT. This dual responsibility brings additional performance demands, increased workload, extended travelling, many days away from home, etc., and in a combination with too little recovery, and various role conflicts leads to a stressful living. The transition to the NT can be classified as a quasi-normative (Stambulova, 2016) that is relevant only to elite level athletes. Challenging nature of this transition in a combination with its personal and social significance might put players at risk of poor coping and mental health problems (Frank, Nixdorf, & Beckmann, 2015; Stambulova & Wylleman, 2014; Stambulova 2017).

 Aim and theoretical framework: The transition to the NT was identified as a topic specific for the mastery stage of the players’ careers in the empirical career model of Swedish handball players (Ekengren, Stambulova, Johnson, & Carlsson, submitted). This model complemented by the athletic career transition model (Stambulova, 2003; 2009) served as theoretical frameworks for this study. The aim of this study was to examine Swedish elite handball players’ experiences of participating in both a professional club and the NT with a specific focus on their perceived demands.

 Method: In the narrative-type interviews 18 Swedish elite handball players (9 men, 9 women) were encouraged to talk about their careers with foci on both athletic and non-athletic development (Ekengren et al., submitted). Narratives about their experiences of playing both in professional club and the NT were extracted from a larger data set and thematically analysed (Braun, Clarke & Terry 2015).

 Results: The national team was described as a great reward for their performance efforts and achievements, but also as a burden of being time and energy consuming:

 It’s a great honour to play in the national team, and you don’t want to turn it down. But I didn’t get the recovery I required to be able to play in both. So, I had to say “no”, because it tears greatly. It wasn’t right to my club that pays my salary. (Female player 7)

 Major themes outlining the players’ perceived demands in the NT transition were:

  • it wears and tears a lot physically and psychologically” (e.g., brings higher performance demands but also leaves small time for recovery);
  • you are caught in the treadmill of recurrent events (e.g., difficult to maintain good life quality being away from family)
  • you are torn between the two team” (e.g., conflicting interests in professional and national team)
  • “you are torn between different roles” (e.g., between being the NT player and a club player, a players and a family member)

 Discussion and conclusions: The project reveals how professional athletes appraised the increasing demands when selected to the NT. On the one hand, the NT transition was seen as a reward, but on the other hand, the transition demands put players under risk of too high life stress with possible negative consequences (e.g., injuries, burnout, and depression) to follow (e.g., Ivarsson, Stambulova, & Johnson, 2016; Stambulova, 2017). Based on the research findings recommendations will be provided for psychological support of NT-players and their coaches/managers in club and federation. This will include, for example, promoting a holistic view of the players’ situation, individual recovery plans and communication skills.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2017
Keywords
Crisis transition, mental health, national team, professional handball
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35477 (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
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, FO2017-0014
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Ekengren, J. & Stambulova, N. (2017). Returning home after playing abroad: re-adaptation challenges of elite Swedish handball players. 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. 531-531).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Returning home after playing abroad: re-adaptation challenges of elite Swedish handball players
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. 531-531Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In cultural sport psychology and athlete migration literature (Ryba, Schinke, Stambulova, & Elbe, 2017) there is a call for studying athletes’ transnational mobility and cultural transitions out of, and back to the country of origin. This call is also echoed in the cultural praxis of athletes’ careers paradigm (Stambulova & Ryba, 2013) attracting attention of career researchers. This study is aimed at exploring “back home” re- adaptation challenges of elite Swedish handball players after several years of playing professionally abroad. Eleven players (six females) were interviewed about their careers from the beginning to the end, and their narratives about the transition back to Sweden were extracted from the larger data set and thematically analysed (Braun & Clarke, 2013). Participants spent abroad for M=7.2±2.8 years, and many of them came back having families and kids. Several informants narrated that the transition was more challenging than they expected, and they (especially at the beginning) felt themselves as strangers in their own land. Five major themes describing the transition challenges were: “to rethink self-identity”, “to renew family life”, “to re- establish links with relatives and family”, “to understand local laws and regulations”, “to keep in pace with the society”. The identity issue was addressed through a sense of being “in between” the identities of the home and the foreign cultures that elevated emotional discomfort, especially at the early phase of re-adjustment. Three themes describing coping strategies used in the re-adaptation were: “don’t give up” (i.e., attempt to change own attitude and the situation to the better), “use social skills” (e.g., be alert and communicate) and “search for social support” (e.g., from a spouse and close family). Based on the findings, recommendations will be provided for pre-retirement planning of elite athletes and psychological support in their cultural transition and re-adaptation back home.

Keywords
career experiences, cultural transition, handball, identity, re-adaptation, transnational mobility
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34653 (URN)978-84-9148-282-6 (ISBN)
Conference
The 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain, July 10-14th, 2017
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, FO2016-0026
Available from: 2017-07-23 Created: 2017-07-23 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved
Linnér, L., Stambulova, N., Parker, J. & Ekengren, J. (2016). Dual Career Balance in Student-Athletes University Transition. In: : . Paper presented at 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), September 28 - October 1, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dual Career Balance in Student-Athletes University Transition
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Balancing studies, a personal life and sports, that is, having a dual career, is considered as a challenge associated with transitional demands in athletic and non-athletic (psychological, psychosocial, academic/vocational, financial) domains (Wylleman, Reints, & De Knop, 2013). The aim of this study was to investigate student-athletes’ university transition with a specific focus on how student-athletes balance different domains of their lives. Twenty-three Swedish university student-athletes (mean age= 21.52; 16 males and 7 females) representing six sports (equestrianism, golf, handball, ice hockey, soccer, table tennis) partook in the study. Participants completed the Dual Career Monitoring Survey (DCMS), weekly, over the first twelve weeks of their university education. The DCMS is developed by the authors and measures student-athletes perceptions of balance, time investments, demands, coping, satisfaction, resources and barriers in relation to sport, studies, private life, social life and financial situation. In exploring student-athletes’ perception of dual career balance throughout the twelve weeks, an intra-class correlation analysis revealed a between-person variance of 0.14 (14%). That is, with regards to balance in their dual careers 86% was due to within-person variance, suggesting that balance is idiosyncratic and that further analysis should investigate within-person change. Encouraged by these findings we continued with a person-centered analysis using the Dynamic P-technique for modeling patterns of data (Nelson, Aylward, & Rausch, 2011). The relationships between changes in balance (i.e., prioritizing sport, studies or other domains of life), demands, coping and satisfaction throughout the twelve weeks will be presented. Our findings contribute to the understanding of balance as a central tenet of athletes’ dual careers (Second author et al., 2015). From our findings we suggest practitioners to take into account the individual dynamics in dual career balance from a whole-person perspective.

National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31948 (URN)
Conference
31st Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), September 28 - October 1, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Available from: 2016-09-07 Created: 2016-09-07 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved
Stambulova, N., Linnér, L. & Ekengren, J. (2016). Dual career competences of Swedish high school athletes. In: AASP 2016: 31st Annual Conference: Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 28 - Oct.1: Conference Proceedings & Program. Paper presented at 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Arizona Grand Resort Phoenix, Arizona, USA, September 28 – October 1, 2016 (pp. 149-149). Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dual career competences of Swedish high school athletes
2016 (English)In: AASP 2016: 31st Annual Conference: Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 28 - Oct.1: Conference Proceedings & Program, Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology , 2016, p. 149-149Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden dual ‘sport and education’ career (DC) programs on the high school level are established at 51 settings across the country. Within these programs student-athletes practice their sport in sport clubs and in educational settings, and have supportive conditions at school (e.g., flexible scheduling). This study, investigating Swedish high school student-athletes’ DC competences, is a national project and also a part of the European project ‘Gold in Education and Elite Sport’ (GEES) with eight other countries involved.  In this presentation (approved by the ethical board of the GEES consortium) we briefly introduce the GEES project and then focus on Swedish research findings. The DC Competences Survey was used to explore student-athletes general as well as scenario-specific DC competences. The sample consisted of 909 high school student-athletes (mean age =18.2; 43% females) from various sports. In examining general competences, the participants were introduced to 38 c ompetences and asked to evaluate them in terms of possession and importance for a successful DC. The highest in possession was “ability to live independently”, and the top three in importance (also evaluated higher by females) included: “perseverance during challenging times and in the face of setbacks”, “understanding importance of rest and recuperation”, “ability to cope with stress in sport and study”. In examining scenario-specific competences the participants read six scenarios, each presenting a difficult DC situation (e.g., missing significant days of study, sacrifices in social life, living away from home, injury), and responded about coping experiences (including perceived effectiveness) and related competences. The competences significantly contributed to effectiveness of coping with DC scenarios. It was also possible to identify transferable competences used by student-athletes in four or more scenarios (e.g., “dedication to succeed in both sport and stu dies”). The findings have become useful in defining the content of DC support services in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 2016
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32265 (URN)9780985531058 (ISBN)
Conference
31st Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Arizona Grand Resort Phoenix, Arizona, USA, September 28 – October 1, 2016
Available from: 2016-10-21 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2018-07-06Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9703-719X

Search in DiVA

Show all publications