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Centre for Human Performance

Understanding the influence of individual differences in promoting or undermining performance, wellbeing and integrity in sport

This project investigates the role of individual differences (e.g., perfectionism, big five, mindfulness) in influencing performance, wellbeing, and integrity in sport.


Understanding the influence of individual differences in promoting or undermining performance, wellbeing and integrity in sport

the challenge

Sport is a high demanding context that has the potential to promote or undermine performance, integrity and wellbeing. How individuals perceive and respond to situations is strongly influenced by individual differences.

the approach

The project investigates the influence of individual differences (e.g., perfectionism, big five, mindfulness) on promoting or undermining performance, wellbeing, and integrity in sport.

The impact

Inform applied interventions to promote psychologically safe environments, integrity and wellbeing in sport.

Outputs and recognition

  • Kaiseler, M., Levy,A., Nicholls,A., & Madigan,D. (2017). The Independent and Interactive Effects of the Big Five Personality Dimensions upon Dispositional Coping and Coping Effectiveness in Sport. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 1-7. Doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2017.1362459
  • Kaiseler, M., Poolton, J. M., Backhouse, S. H., & Stanger, N. (2017). The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Life Stress in Student-Athletes: The Mediating Role of Coping Effectiveness and Decision Rumination. The Sport Psychologist, 1-30. Doi:10.1123/tsp.2016-0083
  • Jowett, G.E., Hill, A.P., Forsdyke, D. and Gledhill, A. (2018). Perfectionism and coping with injury in marathon runners: A test of the 2× 2 model of perfectionism. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37, 26-32

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