A Longitudinal multicase study about the board-game format of an educational self-talk intervention

Mathas, Vassilis, Solomon-turay, Philip, Hatzigeorgiadis, Antonis, Hardy, James and Latinjak, Alexander (2024) A Longitudinal multicase study about the board-game format of an educational self-talk intervention. The Sport Psychologist, 38 (2). pp. 115-125. ISSN 0888-4781

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This study explored goal-directed self-talk and its optimization through educational self-talk interventions, focusing on a novel sports-oriented board-game intervention. Examining a practitioner’s experiences and diverse participant profiles, including an elite tennis player, a recreational athlete, a football referee, and a tennis coach, the research employed four in-depth case studies. A unique aspect of this study involved intentional control transfer from practitioner to client, documented through a practitioner diary and postintervention interviews. Participants generally expressed appreciation for the intervention; however, the coach’s case necessitated bespoke adjustments, underscoring the importance of contextual sensitivity in applied practice. The educational self-talk intervention reportedly facilitated the analytical deconstruction of challenges, enhancing self-regulation through goal-directed self-talk. The study underscored the pedagogical merit of the board game and observed a substantive transfer of control from practitioner to participant over the intervention’s longitudinal trajectory. Detailed recommendations have been crafted for practitioners to implement the educational self-talk intervention effectively in their practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: football, sport, self-talk, board games
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2024 09:37
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 09:37
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3807

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