A qualitative exploration of substitutes¿ experiences in soccer.


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dc.contributor.author Woods, Bernadette
dc.contributor.author Thatcher, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-23T16:46:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-23T16:46:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-23
dc.identifier.citation Woods , B & Thatcher , J 2009 , ' A qualitative exploration of substitutes¿ experiences in soccer. ' soccer. Sport Psychologist , pp. 451-469 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 151971
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3924
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3924
dc.description Woods, B., & Thatcher, J. (2009). A qualitative exploration of substitutes¿ experiences in soccer. Sport Psychologist, 23, 451-469. en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative exploration of the substitute role in an attempt to uncover detailed understanding of soccer players¿ experiences. Twenty soccer substitutes were individually interviewed. Inductive content analysis revealed that they experienced mainly negative organizational, person and competitive factors as substitutes, with fewer positive experiences. Organizational factors were: receiving short notice, segregation, poor coach communication, inactivity and restricted preparation. Person factors were: dissatisfaction with status, self-presentation and impression motivation concerns, reduced control over performance and coach¿s decisions, reduced motivation to prepare, negative emotions and elevated state anxiety. Positive responses were: role acceptance, remaining focused, enthusiastic and confident and performing well. Sport psychologists, teammates and coaches should be aware of these experiences and how they can help substitutes cope with their role. en
dc.format.extent 19 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof soccer. Sport Psychologist en
dc.title A qualitative exploration of substitutes¿ experiences in soccer. en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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