Resilience in youth sport: A qualitative investigation of gymnastics coach and athlete perceptions

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White, Rhiannon L. and Bennie, Andrew. (2015) Resilience in youth sport: A qualitative investigation of gymnastics coach and athlete perceptions. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 10(2-3), pp. 379 - 393. https://doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.10.2-3.379
AuthorsWhite, Rhiannon L. and Bennie, Andrew
Abstract

Sport presents an opportunity for young people to experience the joys of success and cope with setbacks to develop resilient behaviours. However, there is a lack of clarity about how sport can cultivate resilience, particularly within a female youth gymnastics context. The purpose of this study was to investigate gymnast and coach perceptions about the development of resilience through gymnastics participation. Underpinned by a qualitative framework, 22 female gymnasts and seven gymnastics coaches participated in semi-structured interviews. Data analysis revealed that aspects of the gymnastics environment created stress and exposed gymnasts to many challenges in training and competition. Features of the sport environment, such as interpersonal relationships and positive coach behaviours, supported gymnasts through these challenges and encouraged them to overcome failure. Gymnastics participation was perceived to develop resilience, as well as life skills, self-efficacy, and selfesteem. The findings support the notion that youth sport may be an appropriate avenue for the development of resilience and have implications for future coaching practice.

KeywordsCoach-Athlete Relationship; Female Youth Gymnastics; Life Skills; Mental Health
Year2015
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
Journal citation10 (2-3), pp. 379 - 393
PublisherMulti-Science Publishing Co Ltd
ISSN1747-9541
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.10.2-3.379
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84949792634
Page range379 - 393
Research GroupInstitute for Positive Psychology and Education
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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