Stress in elite sports performers: A qualitative investigation of competition and organizational stressors
Journal of Sports Sciences
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This novel study compared organizational stressors with competition stressors in sports performers. Contrary to what the wider literary context might suggest, qualitative findings revealed that elite performers appear to recall more demands associated with the sport organization than with competitive performance. Those interviewed revealed greater variation in organizational when compared to competitive stressors, possibly as the former are extraneous and widely distributed whereas the latter are, by definition, inherent and endemic to elite sport. Stress management interventions for consultants working in elite sport organizations are discussed. Hanton co-generated the research question, contributed to data analysis and edited the manuscript.
Hanton, S., Fletcher, D. and Coughlan, G. (2005) 'Stress in elite sport performers: A comparative study of competitive and organizational stressors', Journal of sports sciences, 23(10), pp.1129-1141.
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