Effective Ways to Develop and Maintain Robust Sport-Confidence: Strategies Advocated by Sport Psychology Consultants

Chris Beaumont, Ian W. Maynard, Joanne Butt
2014 Journal of Applied Sport Psychology  
26 Based on recent evidence (Thomas, Lane, & Kingston, 2011) , this study identified 10 27 strategies advocated by sport psychology consultants as effective at developing and 28 maintaining robust sport-confidence in athletes. Due to the study's exploratory nature, 29 qualitative interviews were conducted and content analyzed. Six themes emerged for 30 developing robust sport-confidence and four emerged for maintaining robust sport-31 confidence. Findings suggest a need to develop an athlete's
more » ... ignature-strengths, increase 32 pressure experienced in training and identify broad stable sources of confidence to develop 33 robust sport-confidence. Consultants reported that maintaining robust sport-confidence 34 occurs through constant development. Theoretical implications and future research directions 35 are discussed. 36 37 Pressure training; Stable sources of confidence 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Develop and maintain robust sport-confidence 2 Effective ways to develop and maintain robust sport-confidence: Strategies advocated 51 by sport psychology consultants. 52 Self-confidence is frequently cited as an important part of successful sport 53 performance and has been shown to influence behaviors, attitudes, and sporting attainment 54
doi:10.1080/10413200.2014.996302 fatcat:hpscu6iid5awxjwacllgafdave