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Stress Management Strategies in Esports: An Exploratory Online Survey on Applied Practice

Leis, O, Watson, M, Swettenham, L, Pedraza-Ramirez, I and Lautenbach, F (2023) Stress Management Strategies in Esports: An Exploratory Online Survey on Applied Practice. Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports, 1 (1). pp. 1-11.

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Given the competitive nature of esports (e.g., maintaining focus and adaptive coping) and the increasing interest from practitioners in addressing stress management issues, empirical evidence on stress management strategies is needed that is tailored to the unique demands of esports. To ensure that ethical and professional standards are being met, it is important to first explore the factors that practitioners perceive to negatively impact the performance of esports players and the stress management strategies that are currently being used to support these players. Therefore, an online survey of 25 practitioners was conducted with results highlighting a variety of factors that were perceived to negatively impact players’ performance such as players’ ability to cope and lack of self-confidence. In addition, stress management strategies used before and after competition most frequently included strategies such as imagery, breathing techniques, and social support. Future research directions, limitations, and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports, 2023 , Volume 1 Issue 1: Article Number: jege.2023-0002 https://doi.org/10.1123/jege.2023-0002. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Human Kinetics
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 09:55
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 10:02
DOI or ID number: 10.1123/jege.2023-0002
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21909
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