How stressors are dynamically appraised within a team during a game: An exploratory study in basketball

Abstract : Little is known about how team sport athletes individually and collectively experience sources of stress during competitive sport encounters. This study aimed to examine the nature of the stressors team sport athletes appraised during games at individual and team levels, as well as their degree of synchronization during an unfolding game. Through individual self-confrontation interviews, the activities of nine basketball players of the same team were examined in detail. The results revealed that 12 categories of stressors were reported, and categorized into two larger units reflecting stressors perceived as affecting (a) “the team functioning as a whole” and (b) “a player’s own functioning”. Thus, the nature and degree of similarity of the game-specific stressors experienced by basketball players within a single team were identified during a game. In addition, the findings showed six different patterns of synchronizations of team members’ stressors, as well as their changes over the course of the game. They provided support for the synchronized appraisal and experience of stressors within a team during a game. By adopting an interpersonal perspective and examining the temporal interplay in team members’ activities, this study shed light on stress within teams.
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Julie Doron, Jérôme Bourbousson. How stressors are dynamically appraised within a team during a game: An exploratory study in basketball. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Wiley, 2016, pp.3 - 11. ⟨10.1201/9781410607775.ch4⟩. ⟨hal-01579163⟩



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