Sport and Excercise Psychology

Social Support in Sport

Mr Christopher Hartley and Dr Pete Coffee - University of Stirling, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.

Having socially supportive relationships and interactions has been shown to have many beneficial sport-related outcomes. This study aims to understand why this is.

Social Support in Sport

Christopher Hartley (researcher) and Pete Coffee (supervisor) - Stirling University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.

In sport settings socially supportive relationships have been shown to have beneficial effects for athletes, such as improved performance, self-confidence, competitive longevity, and reduced risk for injury. This study will investigate how aspects of social support influence self-confidence and risk for drop-out in sport.

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