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A path analysis of stress appraisals, emotions, coping, and performance satisfaction among athletes (2011)
Journal Article
Nicholls, A. R., Levy, A. R., & Polman, R. C. J. (2012). A path analysis of stress appraisals, emotions, coping, and performance satisfaction among athletes. Psychology of sport and exercise, 13(3), 263-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.12.003

Objectives In this study we examined athletes’ stress appraisals, emotions, coping, and performance satisfaction ratings using a path analysis model. This is the first study to explore all of these constructs in a single study and provides a more hol... Read More about A path analysis of stress appraisals, emotions, coping, and performance satisfaction among athletes.

Effects of the Big Five personality dimensions on appraisal coping, and coping effectiveness in sport (2011)
Journal Article
Kaiseler, M., Polman, R. C. J., & Nicholls, A. R. (2012). Effects of the Big Five personality dimensions on appraisal coping, and coping effectiveness in sport. European journal of sport science : the official journal of the European College of Sport Science, 12(1), 62-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2010.551410

In this study, we examined the influence of the Big Five personality dimensions (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience) on the appraisal (intensity, control) of a self-selected stressor, coping, and p... Read More about Effects of the Big Five personality dimensions on appraisal coping, and coping effectiveness in sport.

The effects of a coping intervention on coping self-efficacy, coping effectiveness, and subjective performance among adolescent soccer players (2011)
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Reeves, C. W., Nicholls, A. R., & McKenna, J. (2011). The effects of a coping intervention on coping self-efficacy, coping effectiveness, and subjective performance among adolescent soccer players. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9(2), 126-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197x.2011.567104

This study examined the effects of a coping effectiveness training for adolescent soccer players (CETASP) intervention on coping self-efficacy (CSE), coping effectiveness (CE), and subjective performance. The participants were five male soccer player... Read More about The effects of a coping intervention on coping self-efficacy, coping effectiveness, and subjective performance among adolescent soccer players.

An exploration of the two-factor schematization of relation meaning and emotions among professional rugby union players (2011)
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Nicholls, A. R., Levy, A. R., Jones, L., Rengamani, M., & Polman, R. C. (2011). An exploration of the two-factor schematization of relation meaning and emotions among professional rugby union players. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9(1), 78-91. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197x.2011.563128

The aim of this paper was to explore Lazarus's two-factor schematization of losses and gains and the emotions generated in response to loss (threat and harm) and gain (challenge and benefit) relational meanings. Participants were 10 professional rugb... Read More about An exploration of the two-factor schematization of relation meaning and emotions among professional rugby union players.

Longitudinal analyses of stressors, perceived control, coping, and coping effectiveness among early and middle adolescent soccer players (2011)
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Reeves, C. W., Nicholls, A. R., & Mckenna, J. (2011). Longitudinal analyses of stressors, perceived control, coping, and coping effectiveness among early and middle adolescent soccer players. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 42(2), 186-203

This longitudinal study compared stressors, perceived stressor control, coping strategies, and coping effectiveness among early and middle adolescent soccer players, across a competitive season. Fifty academy soccer players completed at least one boo... Read More about Longitudinal analyses of stressors, perceived control, coping, and coping effectiveness among early and middle adolescent soccer players.