Emotion and concentration regulation training in Swedish female handball players: A short-term IZOF-based intervention.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The objectives of this mixed-method intervention study were: (1) To examine idiosyncratic profiles of emotions and performance of 3-4 leading handball team players in successful and less successful games and identify their strengths and limitations in emotion-concentration regulation; (2) To develop, implement, and evaluate an intervention program aimed at optimizing the players' emotion-concentration regulation and performance. The participants (n= 4, age= 24,5) consisted of four female elite handball players from the same team. An emotion-performance profiling process was conducted to facilitate objective one. To facilitate objective two, a small group IZOF based short term intervention was developed and implemented. The participants’ emotion-performance profiles are presented. The evaluation of the intervention indicated that the intervention increased the participants’ awareness and knowledge, and stimulated psychological skills development (i.e., emotion regulation and concentration). Methodological issues,future directions, and implications are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 65 p.
Applied sport psychology, concentration, emotion regulation, handball, intervention study.
Applied Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26050DOI: 65OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26050DiVA: diva2:732045
Subject / course
Psychology Targeting Sport
Stambulova, Natalia, ProfessorMontse, Ruiz, Dr.
Johnson, Urban, Professor