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dc.contributor.advisorBergin, David Alleneng
dc.contributor.authorMapes, Reneeeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 28, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. David Bergin.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractApplied sport psychology consultations can provide beneficial services to athletes and coaches, particularly regarding performance enhancement. This study examined the experiences of ten wrestlers involved in a long-term sport psychology program through the use of in-depth interviews. Grounded Theory methodology guided the analysis of the data which led to the creation of five main themes: Athlete Characteristics; Intervention Characteristics; Outcomes; Social Processes; and Sport Psychologist. Participants acknowledged their initial resistance to working with a female sport psychologist, based on gender stereotypes and fears of being negatively perceived by other members of the team. Issues around physical attraction, the degree to which a female could be seen as knowledgeable in the sport and social hierarchies helped the team redefine what actions were considered acceptable. Participants developed an understanding of how sport psychology could help them achieve their athletic goals and talked about the establishment of trust. They also discussed many ways in which they felt that sport psychology had unexpectedly contributed to their lives within and beyond sport; for example, many felt more connected with their teammates after attending team talks. Finally, most participants believed that the most significant outcome of working with a sport psychologist was that of gaining a friend and positive support.eng
dc.format.extentiv, 180 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc720429687eng
dc.identifier.otherMapesR-092410-D530eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10766eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshSports -- Psychological aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshWrestlers -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshAthletic ability -- Testingeng
dc.subject.lcshAthletes -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Appliedeng
dc.subject.lcshAthletes -- Training ofeng
dc.subject.lcshGrounded theoryeng
dc.subject.lcshWomen psychologistseng
dc.titleAthletes' experiences of sport psychology consultation: exploring a multi-season, cross gender interventioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school, and counseling psychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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