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Coping strategies and resources in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis with Canadian professional ice-hockey players
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6198-0784
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 

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Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology , 2017. p. 17-18
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Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35834ISBN: 978-0-9855310-6-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-35834DiVA: diva2:1165484
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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

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