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Sources of organizational stress in elite sports performers

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posted on 06.10.2016, 15:13 by David FletcherDavid Fletcher, Sheldon M. Hanton
This study extends recent research investigating organizational stress in elite sport. Fourteen international performers (7 men and 7 women) from a wide range of sports were interviewed with regard to potential sources of organizational stress. Consistent with Woodman and Hardy’s (2001a) theoretical framework of organizational stress in sport, four main categories were examined: environmental issues, personal issues, leadership issues, and team issues. The main environmental issues that emerged were selection, finances, training environment, accommodation, travel, and competition environment. The main personal issues were nutrition, injury, and goals and expectations. The main leadership issues were coaches and coaching styles. The main team issues were team atmosphere, support network, roles, and communication. The findings are discussed in relation to previous research and in terms of their implications for sport organizations and personnel working with elite performers.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

The Sport Psychologist

Volume

17

Issue

(2)

Pages

175 - 195

Citation

FLETCHER, D. and HANTON, S., 2003. Sources of organizational stress in elite sports performers. Sport Psychologist, 17 (2), pp.175-195.

Publisher

© Human Kinetics

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

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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

2003

Notes

Closed access.

ISSN

0888-4781

eISSN

1543-2793

Language

en

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