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Title: Sources of organizational stress in elite sports performers
Authors: Fletcher, David
Hanton, Sheldon M.
Keywords: Anxiety
Stress
Sport psychology
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Human Kinetics
Citation: FLETCHER, D. and HANTON, S., 2003. Sources of organizational stress in elite sports performers. Sport Psychologist, 17 (2), pp.175-195.
Abstract: 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.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1123/tsp.17.2.175
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22716
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.17.2.175
ISSN: 0888-4781
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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