A conceptual framework for organizational stressors in sport performers
Mellalieu, Stephen D.
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In the study reported here, 12 sport performers (six elite and six non-elite) were interviewed with regard to organizational-related issues they had experienced in preparation for competition. Grounded theory procedures facilitated the development of a conceptual framework of organizational stressors consisting of five general dimensions: factors intrinsic to the sport, roles in the sport organization, sport relationships and interpersonal demands, athletic career and performance development issues, and organizational structure and climate of the sport. The data indicate that the stressors were encountered proportionately more by elite performers (#EPOS=315) than non-elite performers (#NPOS=228) with some demands being in common and some unique to each group. The results are discussed in relation to previous research and regarding their implications for professional practice.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Fletcher, D., Hanton, S., Mellalieu, S.D. and Neil, R. (2012) 'A conceptual framework of organizational stressors in sport performers', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 22(4), pp.545-557.
This article was published in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports on 18 November 2010 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01242.x
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