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Baltzell, A., Röthlin, P. & Kenttä, G. (2020). Self-compassion in sport for courage and performance. In: Kristoffer Hendriksen, Jakob Hansen and Carsten Hvid Larsen (Ed.), Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport: How to Help Athletes Perform and Thrive under Pressure (pp. 178-190). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-compassion in sport for courage and performance
2020 (English)In: Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport: How to Help Athletes Perform and Thrive under Pressure / [ed] Kristoffer Hendriksen, Jakob Hansen and Carsten Hvid Larsen, Routledge, 2020, p. 178-190Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
National Category
Applied Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5852 (URN)9780429787379 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-09-25
Hassmén, P., Kenttä, G., Hjälm, S., Lundkvist, E. & Gustafsson, H. (2019). Burnout symptoms and recovery processes in eight elite soccer coaches over 10 years. International journal of sports science & coaching, 14(4), 431-443
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Burnout symptoms and recovery processes in eight elite soccer coaches over 10 years
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2019 (English)In: International journal of sports science & coaching, ISSN 1747-9541, E-ISSN 2048-397X, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 431-443Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Elite sport can be stressful, which increases the risk for burnout symptoms to develop. Especially when not balanced with sufficient recovery. To study the burnout–recovery process, eight elite soccer coaches were followed for 10 years. All eight were active elite coaches at the inception of this study and reported elevated emotional exhaustion scores on Maslach’s Burnout Inventory Educators Survey (MBI-ES). The coaches completed MBI-ES three additional times (year 3, 7, and 10), and they were also interviewed on the same occasions. At the 3-year follow-up, seven of the eight coaches reduced their exhaustion scores. The coach presenting with unchanged scores both at the 3 - and 7-year follow-up was the only one still coaching at the elite level. All coaches revealed during the interviews that they struggled to manage their work–life balance well; some worked too many hours, some experienced difficulty in managing conflicting role-demands, and some wrestled with external pressures. Their approach to recovery was, however, similar. Apart from moving away from coaching at the elite level, they unanimously mentioned that they changed their approach to coaching to make recovery possible. They achieved the latter by, for example, increasing control and delegating responsibility. According to our longitudinal results, burnout frequently regarded as an end-state can decrease over time. Provided that decisive action is taken to change situational factors and personal demands. This frequently meant withdrawing from coaching, which in turn explains why coach retention remains a serious challenge for most organizations with teams/athletes competing at the elite level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Burnout, coaches, elite-sport, exhaustion, soccer, stress
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5763 (URN)10.1177/1747954119851246 (DOI)000479122900001 ()
Available from: 2019-05-31 Created: 2019-05-31 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Van Slingerland, K. J., Durand-Bush, N., Bradley, L., Goldfield, G., Archambault, R., Smith, D., . . . Kenttä, G. (2019). Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) Position Statement: Principles of Mental Health in Competitive and High-Performance Sport.. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(3), 173-180
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) Position Statement: Principles of Mental Health in Competitive and High-Performance Sport.
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2019 (English)In: Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 1050-642X, E-ISSN 1536-3724, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 173-180Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The brave decision made by many Canadian athletes to share their experience with mental illness has fed a growing dialogue surrounding mental health in competitive and high-performance sport. To affect real change for individuals, sport culture must change to meet demands for psychologically safe, supportive, and accepting sport environments. This position statement addresses mental health in competitive and high-performance sport in Canada, presenting solutions to current challenges and laying a foundation for a unified address of mental health by the Canadian sport community. The paper emerged from the first phase of a multidisciplinary Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, in which a sport-focused mental health care model housed within the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) is currently being designed, implemented, and evaluated by a team of 20 stakeholders, in collaboration with several community partners and advisors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wolters Kluwer, 2019
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5733 (URN)10.1097/JSM.0000000000000665 (DOI)000480736100002 ()31033609 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-05-07 Created: 2019-05-07 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved
Olusoga, P., Bentzen, M. & Kenttä, G. (2019). Coach Burnout: A Scoping Review. International Sport Coaching Journal, 6(1), 42-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coach Burnout: A Scoping Review
2019 (English)In: International Sport Coaching Journal, ISSN 2328-918X, E-ISSN 2328-9198, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 42-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coaches' experiences of burnout and stress have been popular topics for research within sport psychology, particularly over the last decade. The purpose of this scoping review was to provide an up-to-date and critical review of the coaching burnout literature, consolidate research findings, assess current methodological and conceptual trends, and identify avenues for research in this area. Five electronic databases were used to conduct the literature search up to September 30th, 2017 (PsycINFO, Web of Science, PubMed, SPORTDiscus, ORIA, Google Scholar). Initially, 65 papers, reviews, and books chapter were identified, but through an iterative process, 45 peer-reviewed, published articles satisfied the inclusion criteria, and the data from these studies was charted. Findings indicated that coach burnout literature is explored from a number of different theoretical perspectives, and shortcomings were identified regarding constructs and concepts used, and research quality. Based on consolidated findings, key challenges are identified, and recommendations for future research are suggested. Recommendations include the use of designs that fully capture the enduring nature of the burnout experience, further consideration being given to the measurement of coach burnout, and further research exploring the clinical treatment and prevention of burnout in coaching contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Human Kinetics, 2019
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5652 (URN)10.1123/iscj.2017-0094 (DOI)000459210800004 ()
Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2019-03-26Bibliographically approved
Van Slingerland, K. J., Durand-Bush, N. & Kenttä, G. (2019). Collaboratively designing the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) using Group Concept Mapping. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaboratively designing the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) using Group Concept Mapping
2019 (English)In: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, ISSN 1041-3200, E-ISSN 1533-1571, p. 1-49Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

There are special considerations and challenges involved in diagnosing and treating mental illnesses in athletes (Glick & Horsfall, 2009). However, very few clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in Canada specialize in sport, representing a significant gap in mental health care service provision for this population. In this study, a group of expert sport and mental health stakeholders (n?=?17) employed a Participatory Action Research approach to design a specialized sport-focused mental health care model integrated within the Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport (CCMHS). Stakeholders engaged in focus group discussions to perform an environmental scan of the Canadian sport and mental health care contexts that laid the foundation for a group concept mapping (GCM) exercise. Using the Concepts Systems software, stakeholders individually produced statements that described the elements to include in a sport-specific mental health care model implemented within the CCMHS. A total of 106 unique statements were organized into 6 themed clusters, focusing on: (1) service delivery [40 statements], (2) communications and promotion [20 statements], (3) business, policy, and operations [19 statements], (4) partnerships [9 statements], (5) research [6 statements], and (6) education and training [6 statements]. These findings were operationalized to establish a sport-centered mental health care model and the CCMHS itself - the first Centre of its kind in Canada. GCM is seldom used to conduct sport research, thus the validity and reliability of this methodology was assessed.Lay Summary: In this study, 17 sport and mental health expert stakeholders participated in group concept mapping to design a sport-focused mental health care delivery model. The group produced 106 unique statements that were organized into six strategic priority areas and operationalized to establish the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Participatory Action Research, Group Concept Mapping, Mental Health, Sport
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5979 (URN)10.1080/10413200.2019.1704938 (DOI)000506101300001 ()
Available from: 2020-01-07 Created: 2020-01-07 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Sarkar, M., Gould, D., Wylleman, P., Kenttä, G., Cotterill, S. & Mitchell, I. (2019). Developing resilience in elite sport: Research to practice.. In: Proceedings of The 15th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC): . Paper presented at 15th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC). 15-20 July 2019. Münster, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing resilience in elite sport: Research to practice.
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of The 15th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), 2019Conference paper (Other academic)
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-6015 (URN)
Conference
15th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC). 15-20 July 2019. Münster, Germany
Available from: 2020-01-29 Created: 2020-01-29 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Hägglund, K., Kenttä, G., Thelwell, R. & Wagstaff, C. R. D. (2019). Is there an upside of vulnerability in sport?: A mindfulness approach applied in the pursuit of psychological strength. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 10(4), 220-226
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is there an upside of vulnerability in sport?: A mindfulness approach applied in the pursuit of psychological strength
2019 (English)In: Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, ISSN 2152-0704, E-ISSN 2152-0712, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 220-226Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article proposes a strength-based approach to vulnerability. Moreover, a mindfulness-based self-reflection intervention designed to enhance well-being and sustainability in high-performance coaches is described. The intervention organically uncovered the potential value and upside of vulnerability. Furthermore, in this article we highlight some of the recent criticisms and progress within the area of psychological strengths, before encouraging the reader to consider the value of self-awareness for exploring a more comprehensive understanding of vulnerability beyond its traditional association with weakness. We conclude with a suggested definition of the upside of vulnerability and invite practitioners and researchers alike to consider this within their work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
High performance, mental health, self-reflection, self-compassion, No terms assigned
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5591 (URN)10.1080/21520704.2018.1549642 (DOI)000497660400005 ()
Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-12 Last updated: 2019-12-05Bibliographically approved
Roberts, C.-M. & Kenttä, G. (2019). Knowing when, and how, to step out: coach retirement. In: Richard Thelwell and Matt Dicks (Ed.), Professional advances in sports coaching: research and practice (pp. 397-414). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowing when, and how, to step out: coach retirement
2019 (English)In: Professional advances in sports coaching: research and practice / [ed] Richard Thelwell and Matt Dicks, Routledge, 2019, p. 397-414Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge research in sports coaching
National Category
Applied Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5551 (URN)978-0-8153-8122-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-09-25
Roberts, C.-M. & Kenttä, G. (2019). Motherhood in the exercising female. In: Jacky Forsyth and Claire-Marie Roberts (Ed.), The exercising female: science and its application (pp. 224-235). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motherhood in the exercising female
2019 (English)In: The exercising female: science and its application / [ed] Jacky Forsyth and Claire-Marie Roberts, Routledge, 2019, p. 224-235Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5467 (URN)978-0-8153-9198-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-15 Created: 2018-11-15 Last updated: 2019-09-25Bibliographically approved
Kenttä, G. & Werthner, P. (2019). Preparing for major events?. In: Proceedings of the 12th ICCE Global Coach Conference – Coaching: The cornerstone of education, equity, ethics, excellence in sport: . Paper presented at 12th ICCE Global Coach Conference – Coaching: The cornerstone of education, equity, ethics, excellence in sport. 30th of October - 1st of November 2019, Tokyo, Japan..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preparing for major events?
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 12th ICCE Global Coach Conference – Coaching: The cornerstone of education, equity, ethics, excellence in sport, 2019Conference paper (Other academic)
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-6035 (URN)
Conference
12th ICCE Global Coach Conference – Coaching: The cornerstone of education, equity, ethics, excellence in sport. 30th of October - 1st of November 2019, Tokyo, Japan.
Available from: 2020-02-17 Created: 2020-02-17 Last updated: 2020-02-17
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