Stressors, coping strategies and effectiveness: A study of Special Olympics coaches at a major sporting event

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Stynes, Justine, Pink, Matthew and Aumand, Elizabeth. (2017). Stressors, coping strategies and effectiveness: A study of Special Olympics coaches at a major sporting event. International Sports Studies. 39(2), pp. 21 - 34. https://doi.org/10.30819/iss.39-2.03
AuthorsStynes, Justine, Pink, Matthew and Aumand, Elizabeth
Abstract

This study explored coach stressors at a major event and provided a focus on Special Olympics (SO) coaches that has been lacking in the sport psychology literature. Data were collected from thirteen SO coaches on sources of stress, coping preferences and perceived effectiveness. Findings indicated that the coaches experienced three broad types of stressors (logistical-organizational, athlete management, and personal needs of the coach) and they tended to draw upon a limited number of coping strategies that were not always effective. Findings suggest that coaches may benefit from preparing for specific stressors and from developing a broader range of coping strategies.

Keywordsstress; coping; special olympics; coach; sport psychology
Year2017
JournalInternational Sports Studies
Journal citation39 (2), pp. 21 - 34
PublisherLogos Verlag
ISSN1443-0770
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.30819/iss.39-2.03
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85037997386
Page range21 - 34
Research GroupSports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre
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Place of publicationGermany
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