No Cover Image

Journal article 860 views 212 downloads

Emotional experiences in youth tennis

Francesca R. Lewis, Camilla Knight Orcid Logo, Stephen Mellalieu

Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Volume: 29, Pages: 69 - 83

Swansea University Author: Camilla Knight Orcid Logo

Abstract

ObjectivesTo explore adolescents' emotional experiences in competitive sport. Specifically, this study sought to identify, 1) The emotions adolescents' experience at tennis tournaments, 2) The precursors of the emotions they experience, and, 3) How adolescents attempt to cope with these em...

Full description

Published in: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
ISSN: 1469-0292
Published: 2017
Online Access: Check full text

URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31354
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
first_indexed 2016-12-05T15:00:35Z
last_indexed 2020-07-16T18:47:53Z
id cronfa31354
recordtype SURis
fullrecord <?xml version="1.0"?><rfc1807><datestamp>2020-07-16T15:26:54.1936667</datestamp><bib-version>v2</bib-version><id>31354</id><entry>2016-12-05</entry><title>Emotional experiences in youth tennis</title><swanseaauthors><author><sid>6c81176f7e92c7c04ff6cfb8f1a0ed60</sid><ORCID>0000-0001-5806-6887</ORCID><firstname>Camilla</firstname><surname>Knight</surname><name>Camilla Knight</name><active>true</active><ethesisStudent>false</ethesisStudent></author></swanseaauthors><date>2016-12-05</date><deptcode>STSC</deptcode><abstract>ObjectivesTo explore adolescents' emotional experiences in competitive sport. Specifically, this study sought to identify, 1) The emotions adolescents' experience at tennis tournaments, 2) The precursors of the emotions they experience, and, 3) How adolescents attempt to cope with these emotions.DesignCase-study.MethodFour adolescent tennis players competed in four or five tennis matches under the observation of a researcher. Immediately following each match, participants completed a post-match review sheet and a semi-structured interview. A further semi-structured interview was completed at the end of the tournament. Review sheets, notes from match observations, and video recordings of matches were used to stimulate discussions during final interviews. All data were analyzed following the procedures outlined by Miles and Huberman (1994).ResultsParticipants cited numerous positive and negatively valenced emotions during matches and tournaments. Participants' emotions seemed to be broadly influenced by their perceptions of performance and outcomes, as well as their opponent's behavior and player's perceptions of their own behavior. Participants described various strategies to cope with these emotions, such as controlling breathing rate, focusing on positive thoughts, and individualized routines. Further, if participants perceived them to be facilitative, negative emotions could be beneficial for performance.ConclusionThis study has provided original insights into the complexity of adolescent athletes' emotional experiences at competitions and highlighted the critical need for further in-depth examinations of youth sport to fully comprehend the experiences of young people. Most notably, the findings highlight the necessity of considering the impact of both intra- and interpersonal influences on adolescents' emotional experiences, while also accounting for temporal changes.</abstract><type>Journal Article</type><journal>Psychology of Sport and Exercise</journal><volume>29</volume><paginationStart>69</paginationStart><paginationEnd>83</paginationEnd><publisher/><issnPrint>1469-0292</issnPrint><keywords/><publishedDay>31</publishedDay><publishedMonth>3</publishedMonth><publishedYear>2017</publishedYear><publishedDate>2017-03-31</publishedDate><doi>10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.12.003</doi><url/><notes/><college>COLLEGE NANME</college><department>Sport and Exercise Sciences</department><CollegeCode>COLLEGE CODE</CollegeCode><DepartmentCode>STSC</DepartmentCode><institution>Swansea University</institution><apcterm/><lastEdited>2020-07-16T15:26:54.1936667</lastEdited><Created>2016-12-05T10:44:46.5811006</Created><path><level id="1">Faculty of Science and Engineering</level><level id="2">School of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General and Mechanical Engineering - Sport and Exercise Sciences</level></path><authors><author><firstname>Francesca R.</firstname><surname>Lewis</surname><order>1</order></author><author><firstname>Camilla</firstname><surname>Knight</surname><orcid>0000-0001-5806-6887</orcid><order>2</order></author><author><firstname>Stephen</firstname><surname>Mellalieu</surname><order>3</order></author></authors><documents><document><filename>0031354-05122016104621.pdf</filename><originalFilename>lewis2016.pdf</originalFilename><uploaded>2016-12-05T10:46:21.7730000</uploaded><type>Output</type><contentLength>545259</contentLength><contentType>application/pdf</contentType><version>Accepted Manuscript</version><cronfaStatus>true</cronfaStatus><embargoDate>2018-06-05T00:00:00.0000000</embargoDate><copyrightCorrect>false</copyrightCorrect></document></documents><OutputDurs/></rfc1807>
spelling 2020-07-16T15:26:54.1936667 v2 31354 2016-12-05 Emotional experiences in youth tennis 6c81176f7e92c7c04ff6cfb8f1a0ed60 0000-0001-5806-6887 Camilla Knight Camilla Knight true false 2016-12-05 STSC ObjectivesTo explore adolescents' emotional experiences in competitive sport. Specifically, this study sought to identify, 1) The emotions adolescents' experience at tennis tournaments, 2) The precursors of the emotions they experience, and, 3) How adolescents attempt to cope with these emotions.DesignCase-study.MethodFour adolescent tennis players competed in four or five tennis matches under the observation of a researcher. Immediately following each match, participants completed a post-match review sheet and a semi-structured interview. A further semi-structured interview was completed at the end of the tournament. Review sheets, notes from match observations, and video recordings of matches were used to stimulate discussions during final interviews. All data were analyzed following the procedures outlined by Miles and Huberman (1994).ResultsParticipants cited numerous positive and negatively valenced emotions during matches and tournaments. Participants' emotions seemed to be broadly influenced by their perceptions of performance and outcomes, as well as their opponent's behavior and player's perceptions of their own behavior. Participants described various strategies to cope with these emotions, such as controlling breathing rate, focusing on positive thoughts, and individualized routines. Further, if participants perceived them to be facilitative, negative emotions could be beneficial for performance.ConclusionThis study has provided original insights into the complexity of adolescent athletes' emotional experiences at competitions and highlighted the critical need for further in-depth examinations of youth sport to fully comprehend the experiences of young people. Most notably, the findings highlight the necessity of considering the impact of both intra- and interpersonal influences on adolescents' emotional experiences, while also accounting for temporal changes. Journal Article Psychology of Sport and Exercise 29 69 83 1469-0292 31 3 2017 2017-03-31 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.12.003 COLLEGE NANME Sport and Exercise Sciences COLLEGE CODE STSC Swansea University 2020-07-16T15:26:54.1936667 2016-12-05T10:44:46.5811006 Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General and Mechanical Engineering - Sport and Exercise Sciences Francesca R. Lewis 1 Camilla Knight 0000-0001-5806-6887 2 Stephen Mellalieu 3 0031354-05122016104621.pdf lewis2016.pdf 2016-12-05T10:46:21.7730000 Output 545259 application/pdf Accepted Manuscript true 2018-06-05T00:00:00.0000000 false
title Emotional experiences in youth tennis
spellingShingle Emotional experiences in youth tennis
Camilla Knight
title_short Emotional experiences in youth tennis
title_full Emotional experiences in youth tennis
title_fullStr Emotional experiences in youth tennis
title_full_unstemmed Emotional experiences in youth tennis
title_sort Emotional experiences in youth tennis
author_id_str_mv 6c81176f7e92c7c04ff6cfb8f1a0ed60
author_id_fullname_str_mv 6c81176f7e92c7c04ff6cfb8f1a0ed60_***_Camilla Knight
author Camilla Knight
author2 Francesca R. Lewis
Camilla Knight
Stephen Mellalieu
format Journal article
container_title Psychology of Sport and Exercise
container_volume 29
container_start_page 69
publishDate 2017
institution Swansea University
issn 1469-0292
doi_str_mv 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.12.003
college_str Faculty of Science and Engineering
hierarchytype
hierarchy_top_id facultyofscienceandengineering
hierarchy_top_title Faculty of Science and Engineering
hierarchy_parent_id facultyofscienceandengineering
hierarchy_parent_title Faculty of Science and Engineering
department_str School of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General and Mechanical Engineering - Sport and Exercise Sciences{{{_:::_}}}Faculty of Science and Engineering{{{_:::_}}}School of Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, General and Mechanical Engineering - Sport and Exercise Sciences
document_store_str 1
active_str 0
description ObjectivesTo explore adolescents' emotional experiences in competitive sport. Specifically, this study sought to identify, 1) The emotions adolescents' experience at tennis tournaments, 2) The precursors of the emotions they experience, and, 3) How adolescents attempt to cope with these emotions.DesignCase-study.MethodFour adolescent tennis players competed in four or five tennis matches under the observation of a researcher. Immediately following each match, participants completed a post-match review sheet and a semi-structured interview. A further semi-structured interview was completed at the end of the tournament. Review sheets, notes from match observations, and video recordings of matches were used to stimulate discussions during final interviews. All data were analyzed following the procedures outlined by Miles and Huberman (1994).ResultsParticipants cited numerous positive and negatively valenced emotions during matches and tournaments. Participants' emotions seemed to be broadly influenced by their perceptions of performance and outcomes, as well as their opponent's behavior and player's perceptions of their own behavior. Participants described various strategies to cope with these emotions, such as controlling breathing rate, focusing on positive thoughts, and individualized routines. Further, if participants perceived them to be facilitative, negative emotions could be beneficial for performance.ConclusionThis study has provided original insights into the complexity of adolescent athletes' emotional experiences at competitions and highlighted the critical need for further in-depth examinations of youth sport to fully comprehend the experiences of young people. Most notably, the findings highlight the necessity of considering the impact of both intra- and interpersonal influences on adolescents' emotional experiences, while also accounting for temporal changes.
published_date 2017-03-31T03:38:18Z
_version_ 1756779510251913216
score 10.928156