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dc.contributor.authorLavallee, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Desen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ailsa Gen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Scott Ben_UK
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to replicate previous research examining attitudes to sport psychology consultation conducted in the United States, Germany, and United Kingdom (Martin, Lavallee, Kellmann & Page, 2004), and New Zealand (Anderson, Hodge, Lavallee, & Martin, 2004). The study employed the Sport Psychology Attitudes-Revised (SPA-R) questionnaire (Martin, Kellman, Lavallee & Page, 2002) in order to develop an understanding of the attitudes elite Irish athletes (N=240) hold toward sport psychology and also compare these attitudes with those found in other countries. Irish athletes in this study reported a generally positive attitude toward sport psychology provision overall, and also were identified as being open to receiving sport psychology assistance, reported moderately high levels of confidence in sport psychology, and indicated the lack of accessibility and availability to these services as distinguishing factors. Comparison of results with athletes from other countries suggested that positive attitudes toward sport psychology may be based on factors not directly associated with personal experiences of sport psychology. As the provision of sport psychology increases, practitioners need to better understand athletes' attitudes toward sport psychology so they can tailor their services to best meet the needs of athletes. In order to do this, further research related to cultural and national differences is required.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_UK
dc.relationLavallee D, Jennings D, Anderson AG & Martin SB (2005) Irish athletes’ attitudes towards seeking sport psychology consultation. Irish Journal of Psychology, 26 (3-4), pp. 115-121.;
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in The Irish Journal of Psychology by The Psychological Society of Ireland with the following policy: The Psychological Society of Ireland requires copyright to be assigned to itself as publisher, on the express condition that authors may use their own material at any time without permission.en_UK
dc.titleIrish athletes’ attitudes towards seeking sport psychology consultationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleIrish Journal of Psychologyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUlster Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of North Texasen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorLavallee, David|0000-0002-3829-293Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorJennings, Des|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnderson, Ailsa G|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMartin, Scott B|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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