Sport coaches’ experiences of athlete injury: The development and regulation of guilt

Martinelli, L. A., Day, M. C. and Lowry, R. G. (2016) Sport coaches’ experiences of athlete injury: The development and regulation of guilt. Sports Coaching Review. ISSN 2164-0629

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Abstract

This study sought to examine coaches’ stories of guilt in the specific context of athlete injury. Using narrative interviews with a diverse group of ten coaches, guilt was found to be a commonly experienced emotion that the participants also sought to regulate. The coaches’ experiences of the embodiment and management of guilt is primarily, although not exclusively, interrogated using the mainstream psychological theorising of Kubany and Watson (2003). The article concludes by connecting the coaches’ experiences of guilt with critiques of the prevailing deontological approach used to define what it means to be a ‘good’ sport coach. Here we suggest that dominant perspectives in coach education may be instrumental in entrenching coaches’ experience of guilt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Athletic injury; coaches; guilt; narrative; vicarious trauma
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
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Research Centres > CCASES
Depositing User: Melissa Day
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 15:29
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 14:06
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1845

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