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dc.contributor.advisorBergin, David Allenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMapes, Reneeen_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009 Summeren_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 28, 2010).en_US
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.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. David Bergin.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology.en_US
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.en_US
dc.format.extentiv, 180 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc720429687en_US
dc.identifier.otherMapesR-092410-D530en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10766
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshSports -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshWrestlers -- Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAthletic ability -- Testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAthletes -- Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Applieden_US
dc.subject.lcshAthletes -- Training ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshGrounded theoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen psychologistsen_US
dc.titleAthletes' experiences of sport psychology consultation: exploring a multi-season, cross gender interventionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school, and counseling psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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