Team Cohesion and Performance part 2

By Amy Rose The previous blog outlined team cohesion and it’s relation to performance with respect to interactive athletes in an effort to give a general outline of the research and an introduction to team cohesion as a psychological construct.  In this blog I’d like to introduce the variables that affect team cohesion and the…

Peer-Based Leadership

Peer-based Leadership in sports has no set in stone definition. There are factors, however, that are common to most definitions. The idea that a leader is a member of the team who influences the team towards achieving team goals is a common one (Watson, Connole & Kadushin 2011 Bucci et al 2012). Another such factor…

Team Cohesion and Performance

Team cohesion is a frequently examined psychological construct in sport, particularly in interdependent team sports, as a measure of performance.  Carron and Brawley (as cited in Halbrook, Blom, Hurley, Bell and Holden N.D; and Marcos, Miguel,  Olivia and Calvo 2010) defines cohesion as a dynamic process that is reflected in part by the tendency of…

Mental toughness

Mental Toughness and Coaching: Review

Author: Harriet Gruen Mental toughness has been identified as one of the most important psychological attributes in champion athletes (Bull, Shambrook, James, & Brooks, 2005; Gucciadri, Gordon, Dimmock, 2008; Jones, Hanton, & Connaughton, 2002).  Currently, there is no universally agreed definition of mental toughness, however, the core concepts across the literature include; self-belief, motivation, coping…