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Davis, Louise, Dr
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Davis, L. & Carr, S. (2024). Applying attachment theory to the study of relationships in sport (2ed.). In: Louise Davis; Richard Keegan; Sophia Jowett (Ed.), Social psychology in sport: second edition (pp. 33-48). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Applying attachment theory to the study of relationships in sport
2024 (English)In: Social psychology in sport: second edition / [ed] Louise Davis; Richard Keegan; Sophia Jowett, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2024, 2, p. 33-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2024 Edition: 2
National Category
Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220525 (URN)9781718201811 (ISBN)9781718201828 (ISBN)9781718201835 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-05 Created: 2024-02-05 Last updated: 2024-04-30Bibliographically approved
Davis, P. A., Didymus, F. F., Barrass, S. & Davis, L. (2024). Bridging boundaries between life and sport: exploring sports coaches’ micro role transitions. International Sport Coaching Journal, 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging boundaries between life and sport: exploring sports coaches’ micro role transitions
2024 (English)In: International Sport Coaching Journal, ISSN 2328-918X, E-ISSN 2328-9198, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coach education notes the importance of effective transitions between life and sport, yet research evidence supporting coaches to make such transitions is lacking. The present study used a mixed-methods design to explore 41 highly qualified coaches’ perceptions of how responsibilities in life beyond sport spill over to coaching practice. Additionally, we examined coaches’ transitions between roles in life and sport and the implications for their health and coaching practice. Coaches completed questionnaires measuring perceived stress and emotion regulation, and a writing task about how roles outside of sport impacted their coaching practice. Linguistic analyses using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software revealed that coaches with lower levels of perceived stress expressed more positive emotions when writing about the influence of life commitments on their coaching practice. The findings also suggest that coaches’ perceptions of the coaching process can be both positively and negatively influenced by life commitments spilling over into sport. Further, coaches reported challenges with the process of undertaking micro role transitions and highlighted implications for their mental health, coaching effectiveness, and relationships in both sport and life. Integrating organizational and sport psychology research, we offer guidance to optimize coaches’ transitions between roles to promote health and optimal performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Human Kinetics, 2024
Keywords
coaching effectiveness, coping, emotions, stress, fatigue
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223436 (URN)10.1123/iscj.2023-0057 (DOI)001161105500001 ()
Available from: 2024-04-16 Created: 2024-04-16 Last updated: 2024-04-16Bibliographically approved
Davis, L., Keegan, R. & Jowett, S. (Eds.). (2024). Social psychology in sport: second edition (2ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social psychology in sport: second edition
2024 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2024. p. 465 Edition: 2
National Category
Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220524 (URN)9781718201811 (ISBN)9781718201828 (ISBN)9781718201835 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-05 Created: 2024-02-05 Last updated: 2024-04-30Bibliographically approved
Davis, L., Jowett, S. & Sörman, D. (2023). The importance of positive relationships for coaches’ effectiveness and well-being. International Sport Coaching Journal, 10(2), 254-265
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of positive relationships for coaches’ effectiveness and well-being
2023 (English)In: International Sport Coaching Journal, ISSN 2328-918X, E-ISSN 2328-9198, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 254-265Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study investigated the role of quality coach–athlete relationships and coaching efficacy on coaches’ well-being and performance. We examined whether coaches’ direct and meta-perspectives of the coach–athlete relationship quality predicted dimensions of coaches’ efficacy, hedemonic and eudaimonic well-being, and coach-related performance. A total of 233 male and female Swedish coaches from various team and individual sports completed the Coach–Athlete Relationship Questionnaire, the Coaching Efficacy Scale, Positive and Negative Affect Scale, Subjective Vitality Scale, and a one-single item developed to measure perceived coach performance. Structural equation modelling analyses revealed that quality coach–athlete relationships as defined by closeness, commitment, and complementarity associated with all four dimensions of coach efficacy. While coach–athlete relationship quality was linked with coaches’ positive affect, vitality, and satisfaction with coaching performance, only the motivational dimension of coach efficacy was associated with indicators of coach well-being and coach-related performance. Further analyses showed that the motivational dimension of coach efficacy explained the link between coach–athlete relationship quality, well-being, and coach-related performance. Overall, the findings extended the coach efficacy model by investigating the coach–athlete relationship as a predictor and coach well-being as an outcome. Our findings emphasize the importance of relationships for coaches’ efficacy and well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Human Kinetics, 2023
Keywords
performance, coaching efficacy, coach–athlete relationships
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-203362 (URN)10.1123/iscj.2021-0065 (DOI)000928160400001 ()2-s2.0-85151736099 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-01-17 Created: 2023-01-17 Last updated: 2024-04-25Bibliographically approved
Davis, L., Jowett, S., Sörman, D. & Ekelund, R. (2023). The role of quality relationships and communication strategies for the fulfilment of secure and insecure athletes’ basic psychological needs. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40(21), 2424-2436
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of quality relationships and communication strategies for the fulfilment of secure and insecure athletes’ basic psychological needs
2023 (English)In: Journal of Sports Sciences, ISSN 0264-0414, E-ISSN 1466-447X, Vol. 40, no 21, p. 2424-2436Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The correlates of coach-athlete relationship quality have been the focus of research for over a decade; however, little is known about the mediating and moderating mechanisms underlying these associations. The present study conducted a moderated mediation analysis to examine (a) the mediating role of communication strategies (via COMPASS) on the association between the quality of the coach-athlete relationship and athlete psychological needs satisfaction and (b) whether individual differences in athletes’ attachment style (secure, anxious, avoidant) moderates the mediational relationship. 350 Swedish athletes representing a range of sports and competition levels completed a multi-section questionnaire. Mediation and moderation analysis partially found that coach-athlete relationship quality and athletes basic psychological needs were associated via the COMPASS strategies of support, motivation, assurance and openness. It was also found that athletes secure attachment with their coach significantly moderated the mediated effects of motivation and support. These findings highlight the practical utility of motivation, support, openness and assurance strategies in enhancing the quality of the coach-athlete relationship. Moreover, these findings demonstrate that the attachment orientation of athletes towards their coaches play a significant role in determining what communication strategies to use to enhance both the relationship quality and an athlete’s competence, autonomy and relatedness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Attachment, relationship quality, needs satisfaction, coaching
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-203361 (URN)10.1080/02640414.2022.2162240 (DOI)000912705400001 ()36617847 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85146684814 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2023-01-17 Created: 2023-01-17 Last updated: 2024-04-25Bibliographically approved
Davis, P. A., Davis, L., Andersson, K. & Wallberg, A. (2022). Examining the Role of Instructor-Student Relationship Quality in Yoga: Implications for Participants’ Motives, Stress, Affect, and Mindfulness. Psychological Topics, 31(1), 77-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining the Role of Instructor-Student Relationship Quality in Yoga: Implications for Participants’ Motives, Stress, Affect, and Mindfulness
2022 (English)In: Psychological Topics, ISSN 1332-0742, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 77-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Extensive research outlines a broad spectrum of physical and mental health benefits associated with participation in yoga. In particular, yoga can increase mindfulness as well as decrease anxiety, depression, and stress. However, knowledge of the underlying mechanisms and conditions for promoting positive outcomes requires further study. Limited research has examined how the quality of the relationship between the yoga student and instructor may influence potential health benefits derived from participation in yoga. The present study investigated associations between levels of stress, emotional well-being, motives for yoga, relationship quality, and mindfulness during yoga. Analysis of data collected from 219 adults indicated that higher levels of stress and negative emotional well-being increased the likelihood that yoga was practised to address psychological motives rather than perceived physical health benefits. Additionally, relationship quality with the instructor was found to predict greater state mindfulness during the yoga session. The present study highlights the importance of the relationship quality between instructor and student; future research investigating the efficacy of yoga in optimizing mental health should consider how health outcomes might be influenced by motives for participation and interpersonal relationships.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Rijeka, 2022
Keywords
emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, mental health, physical activity
National Category
Psychology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-196143 (URN)10.31820/pt.31.1.4 (DOI)000894061700005 ()2-s2.0-85130053010 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-06-09 Created: 2022-06-09 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, H., Davis, P. & Davis, L. (2022). Fear of failure in athletes: fanning the fire of sport desire or burning out? (1ed.). In: Adriana Mica; Mikołaj Pawlak; Anna Horolets; Paweł Kubicki (Ed.), Routledge international handbook of failure: (pp. 53-66). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fear of failure in athletes: fanning the fire of sport desire or burning out?
2022 (English)In: Routledge international handbook of failure / [ed] Adriana Mica; Mikołaj Pawlak; Anna Horolets; Paweł Kubicki, Abingdon: Routledge, 2022, 1, p. 53-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In sport, athletes commonly describe fear of failure in relation to the experience of stress and anxiety. Athletes’ attempts to avoid failure can manifest serious behavioural consequences that impact upon both health and performance. One potential outcome is burnout. This chapter outlines how fear of failure can be linked to burnout in athletes by providing a brief background of research examining fear of failure in sport and related studies of athlete burnout. The current research and associations between fear of failure and burnout are presented in an integrated model to identify and stimulate further lines of research inquiry. The role of significant others (e.g. coaches, parents) is also discussed to outline their potential influence on athletes’ fear of failure. Advice on how athletes can be assisted in handling their fear of failure as well as applied implications and interventions targeting fear of failure and burnout are presented. Finally, this chapter offers guidance for future research and suggestions for practitioners in order to optimise athletes’ health and maximise performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2022 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge international handbooks
National Category
Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-196913 (URN)10.4324/9780429355950-6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85153665051 (Scopus ID)9780429355950 (ISBN)9780367404048 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-06-20 Created: 2022-06-20 Last updated: 2023-05-05Bibliographically approved
Appleby, R., Davis, P. A., Davis, L., Stenling, A. & Vickery, W. (2022). Preliminary Psychometric Validation of the Teammate Burnout Questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article ID 894308.
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2022 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, E-ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 13, article id 894308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to provide support for the validation of the Teammate Burnout Questionnaire (TBQ). Athletes from a variety of team sports (N = 290) completed the TBQ and the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed acceptable fit indexes for the three-dimensional models (i.e., physical and emotional exhaustion, sport devaluation, reduced accomplishment) of the TBQ and the ABQ. Multi-trait multi-method analysis revealed that the TBQ and ABQ showed acceptable convergent and discriminant validity. The preliminary validation of the TBQ indicates the utility of the scale to reflect athletes' perceptions of their teammates' burnout and offers researchers the opportunity to quantitatively assess an important aspect of the social environment in the development of athlete burnout.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2022
Keywords
exhaustion, measurement, social environment, social perceptions, team sport
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Sports Medicine; Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198712 (URN)10.3389/fpsyg.2022.894308 (DOI)000840969400001 ()35978781 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85136191404 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-19 Created: 2022-08-19 Last updated: 2022-09-02Bibliographically approved
Davis, L., Brown, D., Arnold, R. & Gustafsson, H. (2022). Thriving Through Relationships in Sport: The Coach-Athlete Attachment Relationship. In: Sport, exercise and performance psychology:challenges and opportunities in a changing world: Abstract book. Paper presented at 16Tth European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Padova, Italy, 11-16 July, 2022.. European Federation of Sport Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Thriving Through Relationships in Sport: The Coach-Athlete Attachment Relationship
2022 (English)In: Sport, exercise and performance psychology:challenges and opportunities in a changing world: Abstract book, European Federation of Sport Psychology , 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Federation of Sport Psychology, 2022
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198716 (URN)
Conference
16Tth European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Padova, Italy, 11-16 July, 2022.
Available from: 2022-08-19 Created: 2022-08-19 Last updated: 2022-08-23Bibliographically approved
Davis, L., Wachsmuth, S., Jowett, S., Hajo, K., Norberg, N. & Räisänen, P. (2022). Why can't we communicate?! Identifying the barriers of effective communication within the coach-athlete relationship. In: Sport, exercise and performance psychology: challenges and opportunities in a changing world: Abstract book. Paper presented at 16th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Padova, Italy, 11-16 July, 2022.. European Federation of Sport Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why can't we communicate?! Identifying the barriers of effective communication within the coach-athlete relationship
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2022 (English)In: Sport, exercise and performance psychology: challenges and opportunities in a changing world: Abstract book, European Federation of Sport Psychology , 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Federation of Sport Psychology, 2022
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198717 (URN)
Conference
16th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Padova, Italy, 11-16 July, 2022.
Available from: 2022-08-19 Created: 2022-08-19 Last updated: 2022-08-23Bibliographically approved
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