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”Winning isn’t everything.” A Mixed-method study of a Swedish female handball team throughout a competitive season
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the present study was to (1) examine throughout the season dynamics of the handball team's performance and related factors (i.e. emphasizing leadership, emotions and concentration) as perceived by the coach and the captain. The analysis was used to motivate the emotions being studied in objective two (2) examine the handball team during successful and less successful games in terms of the dynamics of the players’ emotions, concentration and performance between two halves of the game and after time-outs. Informants for objective 1, was the team coach and the team captain. Objective 2 of the study consisted of 15 women all playing in the same team. The study includes longitudinal data over a ten game period containing five successful and five less successful games. Data was collected after games using the ECPP(H) developed by Olausson and Vallmark-Jansson (2013). In-depth narrative interviews were used. Three analyses were made: (1) sjuzet- fabula, (2) holistic- content and (3) categorical-content analysis. Poetic representation was used to present parts of the results. The results showed shifts in the dynamics of performance, possible explanation to the shift of dynamics of emotions, concentration and performance and different types of leadership styles demonstrated throughout the season. Furthermore, similarities and diversities were found between the coach and captain’s perceptions of the season in focus. Finally, practical team-specific applications are suggested, such as working with emotional control in order to help the team enhance their performance.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med föreliggande studie var att (1) undersöka dynamiken av ett lags prestation och relaterade faktorer (med betoning på ledarskap, emotioner och koncentration) under en säsong ur lagets coach och lagkaptens perspektiv. Analysen användes för att motivera emotionerna studerade i syfte 2 att (2) undersöka dynamiken av spelarnas emotioner, koncentration och prestation mellan halvlekar i en match och efter time-out. Informanter i syfte 1 var lagets coach och lagkapten. Deltagare i syfte 2 bestod av 15 kvinnor, alla spelare i samma elit handbollslag. Studien innehåller longitudinell data insamlad under en period av tio matcher, bestående av fem framgångsrika och fem mindre framgångsrika matcher. Datainsamling genomfördes efter matcher med hjälp av instrumentet ECPP(H) framtaget i Olausson och Vallmark-Jansson’s (2013) studie. Djupgående narrativa intervjuer användes. Tre analyser användes (1) sjuzet-fabula, (2) holistisk innehållsanalys och (3) kategorisk innehållsanalys. Poetisk representation användes för att presenterar delar av resultatet. Resultatet visade förändringar i prestations dynamik, möjliga förklaring till dynamiken inom specifika emotioner och koncentration samt olika typer av ledarskapsstilar. Vidare uppvisade resultaten både likheter och olikheter mellan coachen och kaptenens uppfattningar av avslutad säsong. Avslutningsvis föreslås flera lagspecifika praktiska applikationer, som att arbeta med emotionell kontroll i syfte att hjälpa lagets prestation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
concentration, emotion, handball, leadership style, performance
Keyword [sv]
emotioner, handboll, koncentration, ledarskap, prestation
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26047OAI: diva2:732005
Subject / course
Psychology Targeting Sport
Available from: 2014-07-03 Created: 2014-07-03 Last updated: 2014-07-03Bibliographically approved

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