Preparing to take the field: a temporal exploration of stress, emotion, and coping in elite cricket
Miles, Adam J.
Human Kinetics Journals
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The purpose of this study was to explore the stress, emotion, and coping (SEC) experiences of elite cricketers leading up to and on the day of their first competitive fixture of the season. Four elite male cricketers (M= 21.25, SD= 1.5) completed Stress and Emotion Diaries (SEDs) for the 7-day period leading up to and on the day of their first competitive fixture of the season. We then interviewed the cricketers to explore the content of the SEDs in more detail. We used semi-structured interviews to glean insight into the stressors, cognitions, emotions, coping strategies, and behaviors. Inductive and deductive content data analysis provided a holistic and temporal exploration of the SEC process underpinned by the cognitive-motivational-relational theory of emotions (Lazarus, 1999). The results highlighted the ongoing and continuous nature of the SEC process whilst illustrating the coping strategies the cricketers used leading up to and on the day of competition.
The Sport Psychologist
Miles, A., Neil, R., & Barker, J. (2016) 'Preparing to take the field: a temporal exploration of stress, emotion, and coping in elite cricket', The Sport Psychologist, 30 (2), pp. 101 – 112.
This article was published in The Sport Psychologist in June 2016, available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0142 Version as accepted for publication
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