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Title: Interpersonal conflict in sport : from theory to practice
Author: Wachsmuth, Svenja
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 9740
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2017
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The prevalence of interpersonal conflict within sport relationships is high (Mellalieu et al., 2013) and seems to be posing a threat to effectiveness of coach-athlete interactions. However, despite the importance of these working alliances for sport performance and wellbeing, only little research efforts have been directed towards interpersonal processes that may impair the quality of coach-athlete relationship (e.g., disagreements, dispute). Therefore, the purpose of this PhD research project was to develop a fundamental understanding of interpersonal conflict between coaches and their athletes. The presented studies built upon a scoping review (Wachsmuth, Jowett, & Harwood, 2017) in which an initial conceptual framework and a definition of interpersonal conflict within sport relationships was forwarded. Thus, based on the available literature interpersonal conflict was defined as “a situation in which relationship partners perceive a disagreement about, for example, values, needs, opinions, or objectives that is manifested through negative cognitive, affective, and behavioural reactions” (p. 87).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified ; Coach-athlete relationships ; Communication ; Disagreement ; Coaching ; Performance sport