Talented but Disruptive: An Exploration of Problematic Players in Sports Teams

Leggat, Fiona, Smith, Matthew J. and Figgins, Sean G. (2019) Talented but Disruptive: An Exploration of Problematic Players in Sports Teams. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. ISSN 1041-3200

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Abstract

This study aimed to enhance the understanding of problematic players, who have been identified as highly talented but negative influences in team sport. Using semi-structured interviews, 15 players and coaches’ experiences of problematic players were explored. Results were divided into features, causes of behaviour, impacts and managerial considerations surrounding problematic players. Findings revealed problematic players share characteristics with narcissists. From an applied perspective, the negative impacts from these players are recognised, such as negative role modelling and lower team morale. Managerial considerations for these players are discussed, which could be beneficial for coaches working with problematic players and their negativity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: group dynamics, coaching, team sport, conflict, Applied Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Sean Figgins
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 15:39
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 13:49
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3999

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