Organisational Stressors, Coping, and Coping Effectiveness: A Longitudinal Study with an Elite Coach

Levy, A., Nicholls, A., Marchant, D. and Polman, R. (2009) Organisational Stressors, Coping, and Coping Effectiveness: A Longitudinal Study with an Elite Coach. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 4 (1). pp. 31-45. ISSN 1747-9541 DOI https://doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.4.1.31

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine organisational stressors, coping, and perceptions of coping effectiveness with an elite coach. The participant completed a daily diary over a 28-day period. Each diary entry consisted of an open-ended stressor, a coping response section, and a Likert-type scale measure of coping effectiveness. Inductive and deductive content analysis procedures were used to analyse the diaries, in addition to frequency data which were obtained for both stressors and coping strategies. Findings indicated administration, overload, competition environment, the athletes, and team atmosphere were the salient organisational stressors. Coping strategies used to alleviate such stressors were communication, preparation, planning, social support, and self-talk. These strategies were generally effective, but coping effectiveness declined over the 28-days.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 12:59
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/2913

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