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A Strengths-Based Consultancy Approach In Elite Sport : Exploring Super Strengths.

Ludlam, K, Butt, J, Maynard, I, Lindsay, P and Bawden, M (2015) A Strengths-Based Consultancy Approach In Elite Sport : Exploring Super Strengths. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 (2). pp. 216-233. ISSN 1041-3200

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There is a lack of literature documenting strengths-based approaches in sport psychology. This study explored how a super-strengths approach has been implemented by sport psychologists (n = 7) and coaches (n = 8), with UK elite athletes. Findings were categorized into 3 general dimensions: defining super-strengths, identification methods, and phases of development. Super-strengths were defined as a strategy for performance, utilizing a potential world’s-best resource to gain a competitive edge. Identification methods were subjective (e.g., asking/observing athletes) and objective (e.g., performance analysis). Participants emphasized 3 development phases: preparation, adaptation and monitoring. Findings offer considerations for implementing a strengths-based approach and future research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on 21 Dec 15, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2015.1105881
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: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 07:10
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13113
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