Key Reflections from “On the Ground”: Working with Parents to Create a Task Climate

Richards, Katie and Winter, Stacy (2013) Key Reflections from “On the Ground”: Working with Parents to Create a Task Climate. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 4 (1). pp. 34-44. ISSN 2152-0704

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21520704.2012.733909

Abstract

Parents have been described as vital in the process of developing an athlete's goal orientation. This article discusses topical efforts to deliver a formal educational program for parents of competitive gymnasts. The aim of this program was to educate and enhance the parents’ ability to create and maintain a task-involved climate for their athletes, within a competitive gymnastics environment. Specifically discussed are the program's content, structure, practical tasks and parents’ evaluations, alongside our personal reflections regarding the effectiveness of the program. Advice for fellow sport psychology and coaching practitioners is offered throughout.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 612 Human physiology
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts; recreation > 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 14:58
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 14:58
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/371

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