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‘Think Aloud’ as a facilitator of self-regulation in golfers

Birch, P, Yoman, B and Whitehead, AE (2022) ‘Think Aloud’ as a facilitator of self-regulation in golfers. The Sport Psychologist. ISSN 0888-4781

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Think Aloud (TA) has been used as a tool to promote self-regulation and reflection within coaches, yet it has not been employed within the same context to support athletes. The aim of the present study was to understand golfers’ perceptions of using TA at two time points: immediately post performance and after a six-to-eight-week reflection period. Six golfers (5 males, 1 female; age: M = 30.8 years, SD = 14.8; handicap: M = 6.92, SD = 3.9) used TA during the performance on six holes of golf and listened back to their TA audio. Using semi-structured interviews and subsequent thematic analyses, we generated four themes: increased awareness, awareness of how behaviour influences performance, disruption of thought processes and performance, and application to coaching. Preliminary evidence provides support for TA as a potential tool to promote self-regulation in golfers which could be used to inform coaching interventions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from The Sport Psychologist, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2022-0017. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport Sciences; 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: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Human Kinetics
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 11:30
DOI or ID number: 10.1123/tsp.2022-0017
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17581
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