Stress and mental well-being experiences of professional football coaches
Mellalieu, Stephen D.
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The stress experiences and impact upon the daily lives and mental well-being of English Premier League professional (soccer) football coaches were explored using an in-depth qualitative design. Eight participants were interviewed using a semi-structured approach with thematic and causal network analysis identifying that: (a) a range of contextually dependent demands were experienced and interpreted in relation to their situational properties; (b)many demands were appraised and emotionally responded to in a negative manner; (c) a range of coping strategies were adopted to cope with stress experiences, with many reported as ineffective; and, (d) stress experiences often led to negative implications for their daily lives and eudaimonic and hedonic well-being. Positive adaptations to some demands experienced were reported and augmented perceptions of mental well-being. The findings of this study make a novel and significant contribution to understanding the interrelationships between the principal components of the stress process and the prospective links between stress and mental well-being.
Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Neil, R., & Mellalieu, S. D. (in press). 'Stress and mental well-being experiences of professional football coaches', The Sport Psychologist.
Article accepted for publication in Sport Psychologist
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- Sport Research Groups 
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