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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Coping with the effects of fear of failure in young elite athletes
Author(s): Lavallee, David
Sagar, Sam S
Spray, Christopher M
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Issue Date: Mar-2009
Date Deposited: 27-Aug-2012
Citation: Lavallee D, Sagar SS & Spray CM (2009) Coping with the effects of fear of failure in young elite athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 3 (1), pp. 73-98.
Abstract: Coping with stress is an important element in effective functioning at the elite level in sports, and fear of failure (FF) is an example of a stressor that athletes experience. Three issues underpin the present preliminary study. First, the prevalence of problems attributed to FF in achievement settings. Second, sport is a popular and significant achievement domain for children and adolescents. Third, there is a lack of research on FF in sport among this population. Therefore, the objectives of the study were to examine the effects of FF on young athletes and to find out their coping responses to the effects of FF. Interviews were conducted individually with nine young elite ath­letes (5 males, 4 females; ages 14-17 years). It was inferred from the data that FF affected the athletes' well-being, interpersonal behavior, sport performance, and schoolwork. The athletes employed a combination of problem-focused, emotion-fo­cused, and avoidance-focused coping strategies, with avoidance strategies being the most frequently reported.
DOI Link: 10.1123/jcsp.3.1.73
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