Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7722

Appears in Collections:School of Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Why young elite athletes fear failure: Consequences of failure
Authors: Sagar, Sam S
Lavallee, David
Spray, Christopher M
Contact Email: davis.lavallee@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: consequences
youth
sport
inductive
thematic analysis
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Sagar SS, Lavallee D & Spray CM (2007) Why young elite athletes fear failure: Consequences of failure, Journal of Sports Sciences, 25 (11), pp. 1171-1184.
Abstract: Fear of failure can have negative effects on children in achievement settings, affecting many aspects of their lives. Perceiving the consequences of failure to be aversive provides the basis for fear of failure, and the anticipation of a threatening outcome elicits fear. Problems attributed to fear of failure in achievement settings are prevalent. Sport is a popular and significant achievement domain for children and adolescents and there is a lack of research on fear of failure in sport among this age group. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate fear of failure in the sport domain among young elite athletes, and to explore their perceptions of the consequences of failure. Interviews were conducted individually with nine athletes aged 14 - 17 years (5 males, 4 females). Analysis identified and organized perceived consequences of failure into themes and categories. Results revealed that the most commonly perceived aversive consequences of failure were diminished perception of self, no sense of achievement, and the emotional cost of failure. These findings are consistent with those reported in adult population, suggesting the potential for generalizing existing results to young elite athletes.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7722
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02640410601040093
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640410601040093
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: Loughborough University
School of Sport
Loughborough University

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
02640410601040093.pdf150.94 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.