Subjective perceptions of success in top-class tennis players


Show simple item record Jackson, Michelle L Schomer, Helgo H 2016-08-17T11:01:46Z 2016-08-17T11:01:46Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Jackson, M. L., & Schomer, H. H. (2006). Subjective perceptions of success in top-class tennis players. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 28(1), 55.
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9069
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the subjectively perceived performance success of top-class tennis players, largely in an effort to supplement the massive body of purely cognitive, psychophysiological sport psychology literature that already exists. Indepth, semi-structured interviews were conducted individually with nine players at three levels of expertise: provincial, national, and international. The players also completed the Telic Dominance and Negativism Dominance Metamotivational Scales, in line with the Reversal Theory of emotion and motivation. Cyclical thematic analysis of the interview texts and descriptive statistical analysis of the scale items were carried out. Ten integrative theme clusters emerged exploring what it means to be successful in tennis, including nine themes illuminating the elements subjectively perceived as necessary to achieve success. Some significant differences were found in certain theme categories for provincial, national and international players. The scale scores supported and questioned previous research that success in sport is related to paratelic and negativistic metamotivational dominance.
dc.publisher University of Stellenbosch Department of Sport Science
dc.source South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation
dc.subject Reversal theory
dc.subject Metamotivational dominance
dc.subject Subjective perceptions of success
dc.subject Self-belief
dc.subject The “edge”; Individual strengths
dc.subject Emotional reactivity
dc.title Subjective perceptions of success in top-class tennis players
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA 2015-12-21T09:55:55Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
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