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A systematic review of stress management interventions with sport performers

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posted on 06.10.2016, 11:54 authored by James L. Rumbold, David FletcherDavid Fletcher, Kevin Daniels
The purpose of this review was to systematically identify and evaluate the psychosocial interventions used to manage a component of the stress process in competitive sport performers. Inclusion criteria were devised to select research relevant to the topic area. Studies were assessed for inclusion by examination of their title, abstract, and then full text. On the basis of the outcome of this process, 64 studies were included in the review. These studies encompassed a variety of cognitive (n = 11), multimodal (n = 44), and alternative interventions (n = 9). The results indicate that, in general, a variety of stress management interventions are associated with athletes' optimized stress experience and enhanced performance. The findings suggest that the effectiveness of stress management is moderated by a number of diverse design features (e.g., treatment adopted, stress component outcome measured). These design features are important to consider when designing interventions for athletes of various sports, ages, and competitive standards.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Volume

1

Issue

3

Pages

173 - 193

Citation

RUMBOLD, J., FLETCHER, D. and DANIELS, K., 2012. A systematic review of stress management interventions with sport performers. Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, 1 (3), pp.173-193.

Publisher

© American Psychological Association

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NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2012

Notes

Closed access.

ISSN

2157-3905

eISSN

2157-3913

Language

en