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posted on 29.04.2022, 14:42 by Adam James Miles, Rich Neil, Jamie Barker

 The purpose of this study was to explore the stress, emotion, and coping (SEC) experiences of elite cricketers leading up to and on the day of their first competitive fixture of the season. Four elite male cricketers (M= 21.25, SD= 1.5) completed Stress and Emotion Diaries (SEDs) for the 7-day period leading up to and on the day of their first competitive fixture of the season. We then interviewed the cricketers to explore the content of the SEDs in more detail. We used semi-structured interviews to glean insight into the stressors, cognitions, emotions, coping strategies, and behaviors. Inductive and deductive content data analysis provided a holistic and temporal exploration of the SEC process underpinned by the cognitive-motivational-relational theory of emotions (Lazarus, 1999). The results highlighted the ongoing and continuous nature of the SEC process whilst illustrating the coping strategies the cricketers used leading up to and on the day of competition. 

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The Sport Psychologist

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Human Kinetics

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Miles, A., Neil, R., & Barker, J. (2016) 'Preparing to take the field: a temporal exploration of stress, emotion, and coping in elite cricket', The Sport Psychologist, 30 (2), pp. 101 – 112

Electronic ISSN

0888-4781

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Demanding Environments

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en

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