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Smith, Matthew J., Arnold, Rachel and Thelwell, Richard C. (2017) There’s No Place to Hide’: Exploring the Stressors Encountered by Elite Cricket Captains. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. ISSN 1041-3200 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study aimed to enhance understanding of stressors that elite sporting captains face in their role. The autobiographies of 12 international cricket captains were sampled. Stressors relating to the captaincy role were identified, and following thematic analysis, seven general dimensions of stressors were recognised. These included multiple roles, team stressors, interactions with players, selection, interactions with other personnel, the media, and extreme situations. It appears that stressors are heightened due to a combination of playing and leadership responsibilities that captains experience. Findings are considered, including how they might be used to inform practitioners and coaches who work with captains.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Depositing User: Matthew Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 13:49
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2834

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