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Motivation research in the field of sport and exercise psychology

Motivation research in the field of sport and exercise psychology

FSC of the humanities and social sciences (to which psychology belongs) to the same extent. Thus, bibliometric analyses based on data from WoS works best within research fields from, or similar to, the hard sciences in terms of publication practices. However, publication practices differ between disciplines and areas within the social sciences. In Hicks (2004, p. 2) it is shown that the FSC of the discipline of psychology are quite similar to the FSC of the hard sciences, and further concluded that bibliometric studies based on WoS in the discipline of psychology works reasonable well. A similar conclusion is found in Moed (2005) where the coverage of a number of fields in WoS are analyzed: “Psychology […] are more similar to science fields, and show good, yet not excellent [WoS] coverage” (Moed, 2005, p. 148). A further indication of the appropriateness of performing bibliometric analyses within the discipline of psychology are the numerous bibliometric studies – based on WoS data, as well as other databases – that have been conducted on different levels within the framework of the discipline (e.g., Garcia-Martinez, Guerrero-Bote, & de Moya-Anegon, 2012; Navarrete- Cortes, Fernandez-Lopez, Lopez-Baena, Quevedo-Blasco, & Buela-Casal, 2010). Nevertheless, due to the fact that publication practices differ within disciplines, definite conclusions of the publication practices in SEP can not necessarily be drawn from studies of the publication practice of psychology on the discipline level. SEP is a relatively unexplored sub-field in psychology in terms of bibliometric science mapping. Although citation based analyses have been conducted within other sub-areas within SEP (e.g., Bruner, Erickson, Wilson, & Cote, 2010; Bruner, Erickson, McFadden, & Côté, 2009), no bibliometric studies of the sub-area of motivation reaserch within SEP could be identified.
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Degree Title Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology. University University of Roehampton

Degree Title Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology. University University of Roehampton

The Department of Life Sciences is committed to developing a supportive and stimulating environment to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, research and knowledge transfer activities. Our scholars work in various academic disciplines, including Anthropology, Aquatic Biology, Biomedical, Sport and Health sciences. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Biological Anthropology was the highest rated unit in the UK in its field. A significant amount of our research work was rated as internationally excellent. The Department is home to several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which are underpinned by first-class research undertaken by staff. Our students enjoy the most complete laboratory experience, while our London location gives them easy access to museums, biological collections and field visits. Our curricula are continuously updated to reflect current scientific advances, and designed to produce highly employable graduates with skills meeting the needs of society. We also work with a range of organisations in the biomedical and healthcare industries to be fully engaged in knowledge transfer activities and to promote public engagement in science. The scale, scope and quality of our offerings are, we believe, without equal. By leveraging our strengths and intellectual traditions, the Department is uniquely positioned to further increase its reputation in the international scientific community.
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Full text publication of abstract presented work in sport and exercise psychology

Full text publication of abstract presented work in sport and exercise psychology

Abstracts presented within conference sections focused on specific populations or novelty approaches, and those categorised as other (ie, transition through sport, aspects of coaching, aspects of groups, and professional and academia) were more likely to be published in full text than abstracts presented in the mental skills/interven- tions conference section. While this result is somewhat surprising, given the basic premise of applied sport and exercise psychology is focused on mental skills and inter- ventions, this may indicate new research trends within the field. If the work presented in these sections is more current with regard to what journals are aiming to publish, it follows that publication rates for these partic- ular sections would be higher.
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Conceptualizing triathlon sport event travelers’ behavior

Conceptualizing triathlon sport event travelers’ behavior

However, the increasing willingness of people to participate in such kind of activities, and the consequent relevant economic impact of such tourism activities recently pushed academics to focus more on this research area (e.g., Bosnjak et al, 2016). Extant contributions have suggested how the field is quite complex. For example, some (e.g., Kaplanidou & Gibson, 2010) have suggested how, active sport tourists differ in terms of consumption types: non event- and event- related consumption. The former are only leisure-based tourists, while the latter associate event participation to their travel behavior. In terms of consumer motivation, research suggests how motivations of active sport tourists are extremely multifaceted and heterogeneous (Kurtzman & Zauhar, 2003): in this sense, sport travelers might be motivated both by the desire to compete in a sport event; at the same time, tourism-related motivations (e.g., escape, destination attributes) are not negligible, and are likely to drive selection of events as well. Such multifaceted nature of consumer decision making process poses important challenges, both for sport and tourism marketers, and for scholars. This paper contributes to this debate by developing and testing a model to explore active sport tourists’ determinants of satisfaction and behavioral intentions. Triathlon events are prominent in the sport tourism industry (Shipway & Fyall, 2012). An overwhelming demand has triggered the growth of several international events around the globe, usually located in touristic areas (e.g., Lake Garda in Italy, Hawaii).
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Bridging the gap between education and employment: A case study of problem based learning implementation in Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Psychology

Bridging the gap between education and employment: A case study of problem based learning implementation in Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Psychology

particular field of study and practice, graduates of masters level courses are still required to complete at least two further years of supervised experience before they can gain access to protected professional titles (i.e. Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Registered Practitioner Psychologist) and the careers with which they are associated. Thus, postgraduate programmes linked to such vocational careers should ensure that transferable employability skills (e.g. critical thinking, reflective practice) are embedded in the curriculum wherever possible to facilitate the personal and professional development of their graduates, aiming to optimise their chances of securing a ‘first’ job en route to their ultimate career goal. The current case study addresses this by exploring Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Psychology students’ and their lecturer’s experiences of PBL, and, its role in developing their employ- ability skills. Both perspectives have received limited consideration and warrant further exploration.
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Developing mixed methods research in sport and exercise psychology: Critical reflections on five points of controversy

Developing mixed methods research in sport and exercise psychology: Critical reflections on five points of controversy

The challenges of celebrating difference and developing mutual respect when academic subjectivities are being shaped by neoliberalism, the audit culture and New Managerial Practices, are further highlighted by Sparkes (2013). He notes how the neoconservative backlash to qualitative research in recent years has led to a resurgent scientism and a form of methodological fundamentalism that promotes positivist, and postpositivist, experimental design studies as the ‘gold standard’ for producing knowledge that is ‘worthwhile’. In so doing, governments around the world have attempted to regulate scientific inquiry by defining what ‘good’ science is by using a very narrow set of criteria that, by definition, excludes or marginalizes qualitative research. The effects of this are felt at the national level in terms of funding opportunities and at the faculty level in the recruitment of staff. All of which provides an environment that exacerbates the power differentials that exist between different forms of inquiry and the inequitable distribution of resources between them. Given that such power differentials do exist and operate at multiple levels from the macro to the micro, then researchers in sport and exercise psychology need to be aware of the dynamics of this process in action as part of their engagement in MMR if it is to develop within the field in ways that give mutual respect and status to those involved.
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Kinesiology An Evolving Field of Study. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko University of Illinois

Kinesiology An Evolving Field of Study. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko University of Illinois

exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education- teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields.

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Reflections on the accreditation process: Advice for in training practitioners

Reflections on the accreditation process: Advice for in training practitioners

considering attending conferences or workshops from other areas, like coaching or hypnosis. For example, a coaching conference can be very useful to initiate contacts with coaches. Sport and exercise psychology conferences are incredibly useful for keeping up to date with new developments in the field. Events of note include the Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology conference (11-12 December, 2008), the FEPSAC European Congress (2011 in Portugal), the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) conference (2009 in Morocco), and Association for the
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The self as a point of contact between social psychology and motivation

The self as a point of contact between social psychology and motivation

Classic motivation research has graced the field of social psychology with such constructs as the need for uncertainty reduction (Weiner, Frieze, Kukla, Read, Rest, & Rosenbaum, 1971), the need for control (Rotter, 1966), the need to experience the self as an origin of action (deCharms, 1968), and the need for self-esteem (Rosenberg, 1965). These needs have been investigated by motivation researchers with the aid of targeted

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The practice of sport psychology: telling tales from the field

The practice of sport psychology: telling tales from the field

1.1.2 Locating My Research within the Field 13 1.2 Hermeneutic Phenomenology and the Study of Practice 15 1.3 The Research Agenda 16 1.4 Limitations to the Study 17 2 CHAPTER TWO: Review of the Related Literature 19

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FEPSAC International Congress: Sport Psychology – Theories and Applications for Performance, Health and Humanity: A doctoral student’s reflection

FEPSAC International Congress: Sport Psychology – Theories and Applications for Performance, Health and Humanity: A doctoral student’s reflection

Olympic gold medallist, Michael Diamond, stated that “Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication”. This was clearly evident at the 2015 European Federation of Sport Psychology Congress (FEPSAC) in Bern, Switzerland (14 th – 19 th July), where hundreds of sport and exercise psychologists demonstrated the hard work that goes into research within not just sport, but also exercise and health. With this being the first international congress that I have attended, it is with great enthusiasm that I am able to provide a reflection on this congress from the perspective of a doctoral student. In addition to providing a reflection on my experience of FEPSAC 2015, this review also aims to offer advice for other neophyte researchers and practitioners who want to capitalize on conference/congress opportunities (e.g., by networking and disseminating research findings), and to reflect on some of the key messages delivered at the congress.
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Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, B.S.

Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, B.S.

Obtaining a Master of Arts is a very effective strategy for career advancement. At the master's level, the Department of Kinesiology offers options in Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Sport Psychology, and curricular emphases in physical education. There are 12 graduate faculty members in the department. The exercise science and sport psychology labs are fully equipped with research-standard technology. Graduates of this program have achieved remarkable success in professional careers as well as in doctoral programs in prestigious universities.
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Bursting onto the big stage: Presenting at an international conference for the first time

Bursting onto the big stage: Presenting at an international conference for the first time

learn from more experienced researchers and practitioners. The presentations of established academics and professionals across the various sub-disciplines of sport and exercise psychology provide an interactive experience from which we as students can learn a great deal. A useful trick is to try and attend sessions and symposia devoted to areas of interest that overlap your own. Such presentations may not only provide interesting ideas for future investigation, but also offer the chance to promote your own research to other interested parties. Remember that presenting your work is only part of the experience of attending a conference. Take some time to read through the abstracts and decide which sessions you want to attend, as a conference of this size offers plenty of interesting sessions that may take place simultaneously. Reading the abstracts beforehand may help you to be better prepared, and to benefit even more from the conference. Involvement in the social programme of an international
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Some comments on the use of psychological tests in sport settings

Some comments on the use of psychological tests in sport settings

Psychological testing has played a prominent part in the development of the field of Sport Psychology. This paper looks at the prevalence of testing in the research output of the field, the major areas being researched by use of tests, test development activity, and problems likely to arise if formal evaluations of the tests are not undertaken. Whilst the contribution of testing has to be recognized, it is argued that researchers in this new field of psychology have come to place too great an emphasis on testing as a research tool. Insufficient information about the tests being used, inherent weaknesses in self-report measures, and disregard for proper evaluation procedures will undermine attempts to establish firm theoretical
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Blurred lines: Performance enhancement, common mental disorders and referral in the U K  athletic population

Blurred lines: Performance enhancement, common mental disorders and referral in the U K athletic population

“share the common goals of ensuring that individuals, teams and organizations receive best practice in the provision of psychological services in sport and exercise settings” (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), 2014). Certainly, the BASES Code of Conduct (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), 2009) helps members understand that they must work within their competency levels in terms of their “qualifications, experience and expertise” (p. 2) requiring that any matter that lies within other areas of specialism such as medically-related issues or those associated with the role of a physiotherapist should be “referred to an appropriate professional within such a field” (p. 2). The BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct (British Psychological Society, 2009) similarly states that psychologists are required to “refer clients to alternative sources of assistance as appropriate, facilitating the transfer and continuity of care through reasonable collaboration with other professionals” (p. 19). However, despite their cited objectives and the clear conduct requirements of each, both still appear to fall short on providing specific and easily accessible guidelines beyond recognizing the situations when a referral may be needed. To elaborate, those working in the field of applied sport psychology are bound by their respective accrediting bodies (e.g., British Psychological Society; BPS, or state licensing boards in the U.S.A.) which in summary require practitioners to work within the boundaries of their competence (British Psychological Society, 2009). However, the process of how to support the athlete during the referral process is rarely discussed and competency, as highlighted by Fletcher and Maher (2013), is a complex issue.
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Development of a behavioural assessment system for achievement motivation in soccer matches

Development of a behavioural assessment system for achievement motivation in soccer matches

An alternative assessment tool that is commonly used in sport psychology research is systematic observation (Cohen, et al, 2000). A classic example of this type of research can be seen in the seminal work of Smith, Smoll, and Hunt (1977). They used systematic observation to investigate the relationship between coaches’ behaviours and young athletes’ reactions to these behaviours. This resulted in the development of an instrument called the Coaching Behaviour Assessment System (as cited in Morrow, et al, 2000). Other investigators that have applied observational methods for their research in sport and exercise psychology include: Brewer and Jones (2002) in Rugby Union, Bloom, et al (1999) in teaching behaviours of a Division Ι basketball coach, Gee and Sullivan (2006) in aggressive behaviours in ice hockey, Shafizadeh (2008) for aggressive behaviours in soccer, Morgan, et al (2005) in the study of teaching behaviours and motivational climate in physical education classes, Baker,et al (2005) for studying cognitive characteristics in ultra-endurance tri-athletes, Chaverri, et al (2008) for the analysis of hidden patterns in team sports, and Bloomfield, et al (2005) for studying temporal patterns in soccer.
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Athletic Training, B.S.

Athletic Training, B.S.

Obtaining a Master of Arts is a very effective strategy for career advancement. At the master's level, the Department of Kinesiology offers options in Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Sport Psychology, and curricular emphases in physical education. There are 12 graduate faculty members in the department. The exercise science and sport psychology labs are fully equipped with research-standard technology. Graduates of this program have achieved remarkable success in professional careers as well as in doctoral programs in prestigious universities.
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Sport and exercise medicine research activity in the Arab world: a 15 year bibliometric analysis

Sport and exercise medicine research activity in the Arab world: a 15 year bibliometric analysis

background The role of sports in decreasing the prevalence of many diseases has led to a growing interest in the field of sport and exercise medicine. But sport and exercise medicine still remains new to the Arab world, waiting to be explored. The aim of this study is to describe and characterise sport and exercise medicine research activity in the Arab world between 2002 and 2016. Methods The PubMed database was used to search for publications related to sport and exercise medicine. Publications were classified according to the country of origin and filtered to include publications between 2002 and 2016. Research output was analysed with respect to gross domestic product (GDP) and population of each country.
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European Master s Programme in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Dr Erwin Apitzsch Department of Psychology Lund University, Sweden

European Master s Programme in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Dr Erwin Apitzsch Department of Psychology Lund University, Sweden

In the course of earlier cooperation the network has been able to identify the worldwide need for education and research in sport and exercise psychology. Funding received from the Eur[r]

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The practice of sport psychology: telling tales from the field

The practice of sport psychology: telling tales from the field

Tony Rossi, you are the epitome of what the Principal Supervisor for a doctoral dissertation should be: a collaborator allowing the student to “lead”. Thanks for your guidance and your trust. I look forward to our future collaboration together. Steven Christensen, thanks for helping ignite a passion for my research. Our wonderful discussions over coffee during my time spent in Toowoomba will motivate and guide me for years. Frank Crowther, thanks for showing me the way. Your leadership during my time at USQ was invaluable. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together and will forever appreciate the content of our conversations, as they continue to resonate with me in my own leadership efforts. A big “thank you” to the athletes, coaches and sport science professionals that have allowed me to learn about excellence with them. I would also like to acknowledge both Don Rice and Jon Austin for their assistance and support regarding my time spent in Toowoomba.
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