Overcoming performance slumps: psychological resilience in expert cricket batsmen

Brown, C.J., Butt, J. and Sarkar, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-8338-8500, 2019. Overcoming performance slumps: psychological resilience in expert cricket batsmen. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. ISSN 1041-3200

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of performance slumps in cricket from the perspective of psychological resilience. Findings from a thematic analysis of a focus group (n = 4 athletes) and one-to-one interviews (n = 10 athletes) with 14 expert cricket batsmen indicated that numerous factors associated with psychological resilience protected players experiencing poor performance from the negative effects of stress, enabling them to successfully implement strategies to overcome slumps. These strategies fostered the strengthening and acquisition of technical, tactical, and psychosocial resources that protected players against future slumps. The findings suggest practical strategies to aid players experiencing slumps to overcome their performance difficulties.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Creators: Brown, C.J., Butt, J. and Sarkar, M.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 22 January 2019
ISSN: 1041-3200
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10.1080/10413200.2018.1545709DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 24 Jan 2019 09:34
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35668

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