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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ailsa Gen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHodge, Ken Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLavallee, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Scott Ben_UK
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to use the Sport Psychology Attitudes-Revised (SPA-R) questionnaire (Martin, Kellman, Lavallee & Page, 2002) to develop an understanding of the attitudes elite New Zealand athletes (N = 112) hold towards sport psychology so that services can be tailored to accommodate these views. The influence of athlete characteristics such as nationality, gender, age, level of competition achieved, and previous use of sport psychology on attitudes was explored. Further, the SPA-R was used as a measure of attitudes within the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA; Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980) and Theory Planned Behaviour (TPB; Ajzen, 1985, 1991), and integrated with measures of subjective norm and perceived behavioural control to investigate the influence of these variables on predicting athletes' intention to use sport psychology. Results suggested that New Zealand athletes generally held positive attitudes regarding sport psychology, with gender and previous experience of sport psychology significantly influencing attitudes. Regression analyses indicated that the TPB was a better model than the TRA for predicting intention, and the variables predicted 39.7% of variance in intention to use sport psychology. The only SPA-R subscale that contributed significantly was confidence in sport psychology, and perceived behavioural control and subjective norm also contributed significantly. These findings suggest the SPA-R may have limited value in predicting intentions, although the TPB could provide a useful theoretical framework to direct interventions aimed at increasing athletes' intention to use sport psychology.en_UK
dc.publisherThe New Zealand Psychological Societyen_UK
dc.relationAnderson AG, Hodge KP, Lavallee D & Martin SB (2004) New Zealand athletes' attitudes towards seeking sport psychology consultation. The New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 33 (3), pp. 129-136.en_UK
dc.rightsPublisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in The New Zealand Journal of Psychology by New Zealand Psychological Society, 33 (3), pp. 129-136, copyright 2004.en_UK
dc.titleNew Zealand athletes' attitudes towards seeking sport psychology consultationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleThe New Zealand Journal of Psychologyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Otagoen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of North Texasen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnderson, Ailsa G|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHodge, Ken P|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLavallee, David|0000-0002-3829-293Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMartin, Scott B|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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