Doing sport psychology: personal-disclosure mutual-sharing in professional soccer

Phyllis M. Windsor, Jamie Barker, Paul McCarthy

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Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of a personal-disclosure mutual-sharing (PDMS) intervention on team cohesion and communication among 21 male professional soccer players from a top division club within the United Kingdom (UK) before an important match in the latter stages of a domestic cup competition. Data from the Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) and the British Scale for Effective Communication in Team Sports (BRSECTS) showed no statistically significant changes in cohesion or positive and negative communication from pre to postintervention (i.e., pretest to posttest); yet the team performed above their expectations in the important match only to lose in a penalty shoot-out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-114
Number of pages21
JournalSport Psychologist
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • mutual sharing
  • football
  • sport psychology
  • personal disclosure
  • soccer

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