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Overcoming Performance Slumps: Psychological Resilience In Expert Cricket Batsmen

Brown, C, Butt, J and Sarkar, M (2019) Overcoming Performance Slumps: Psychological Resilience In Expert Cricket Batsmen. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 32 (3). pp. 277-296. ISSN 1041-3200

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of performance slumps in cricket from the perspective of psychological resilience. Findings from a thematic analysis of a focus group (n = 4 athletes) and one-to-one interviews (n = 10 athletes) with 14 expert cricket batsmen indicated that numerous factors associated with psychological resilience protected players experiencing poor performance from the negative effects of stress, enabling them to successfully implement strategies to overcome slumps. These strategies fostered the strengthening and acquisition of technical, tactical, and psychosocial resources that protected players against future slumps. The findings suggest practical strategies to aid players experiencing slumps to overcome their performance difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on 22 Jan 19, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10413200.2018.1545709
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sports & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 14:06
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 10:30
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/10413200.2018.1545709
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13099

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