Examining the prevelance of stressors and their relation to the employment of differing coping mechanisms within cricket coaches: a comparison between eilite and non-elite practitioners
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Attempting to coach cricket at an elite or non-elite level has the potential to be inherently stressful. Consequently, this study explored both elite and non-elite cricket coaches’ encounters with stress, how these perceived stressors are subsequently appraised and how, through the exploration of diversified coping strategies, coaches adopt a range of behaviours as a result of the influence of stressors. Six male (n = 3) elite and (n = 3) non-elite cricket coaches were asked to participate in separate semi-structured interviews. Each interview was transcribed and were inductively and deductively analysed. A variety of themes emerged suggesting that both elite and non-elite cricket coaches experience a range of stressors (e.g., family and relationship issues) that had a negative impact on their behaviours. Together, the participants appeared to use a variety of coping strategies that mainly fell under problem-focused approaches. The results that emerged from the study indicated that both elite and non-elite cricket practitioners should show an awareness of how they respond to a variety of stressors and how this may pose as a detrimental effect to coaches and their athletes. Out of the eighteen demands identified, all were deemed to be negative in nature, indicating the need for coaches to establish behavioural techniques to help combat the multitude of stressors apparent within coaching performance. Fundamentally, if these techniques could be readily available, coaches could cope with the demands they encounter and look to implement coping strategies other than avoidance, considered to be unfavoured and a result of coach burnout.
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