Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


The independent and interactive effects of the big five personality dimensions upon dispositional coping and coping effectiveness in sport (2017)
Journal Article
Kaiseler, M., Levy, A., Nicholls, A. R., & Madigan, D. J. (2019). The independent and interactive effects of the big five personality dimensions upon dispositional coping and coping effectiveness in sport. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17(4), 410-426. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2017.1362459

We examined the independent and interactive effects of the Big-Five personality traits on dispositional coping and coping effectiveness among athletes. Participants were 400 athletes (mean age 22.97, s =7.00) from the United Kingdom. The athletes com... Read More

Perceptions of the coach-athlete relationship predict the attainment of mastery achievement goals six months later : a two-wave longitudinal study among F.A. Premier League academy soccer players (2017)
Journal Article
Nicholls, A. R., Earle, K., Earle, F., & Madigan, D. J. (2017). Perceptions of the coach-athlete relationship predict the attainment of mastery achievement goals six months later : a two-wave longitudinal study among F.A. Premier League academy soccer players. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00684

All football teams that compete within the F. A. Premier League possess an academy, whose objective is to produce more and better home-grown players that are capable of playing professionally. These young players spend a large amount of time with the... Read More

Personality traits and performance enhancing drugs : the dark triad and doping attitudes among competitive athletes (2017)
Journal Article
Nicholls, A. R., Madigan, D. J., Backhouse, S. H., & Levy, A. R. (2017). Personality traits and performance enhancing drugs : the dark triad and doping attitudes among competitive athletes. Personality and individual differences, 112, 113-116. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.062

The use of performance enhancing drugs, also known as doping, can represent a serious threat to an athlete’s psychological and physical health and contravenes the spirit of sport. Scholars identified attitudes towards doping as a crucial factor that... Read More

The psychological challenges of living with an ileostomy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Smith, J. A., Spiers, J., Simpson, P., Nicholls, A. R., Nicholls, A., & Smith, J. (2017). The psychological challenges of living with an ileostomy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Health Psychology, 36(2), 143-151. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000427

Objectives: Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is re-directed out of an abdominal wall so that waste is collected using a bag, is used to treat conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colorectal cancer. This paper reports an in depth... Read More

Evaluation of an online educational tool designed to reduce stress and boost well-being for people living with an ileostomy : a framework analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Spiers, J., Nicholls, A., & Simpson, P. (2017). Evaluation of an online educational tool designed to reduce stress and boost well-being for people living with an ileostomy : a framework analysis. International journal of applied psychology, 7(1), 10-18. doi:10.5923/j.ijap.20170701.02

Ileostomies, in which the small intestine is re-directed out of a stoma in the stomach so that waste is collected using a bag, are using to treat conditions such as bowel cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Previous research has shown that life wi... Read More

Children’s first experience of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids can occur before their 10th birthday: a systematic review identifying 9 factors that predict doping among young people (2017)
Journal Article
Nicholls, A. R., Bailey, R., Theodorou, N. C., Andrés, M. P., Kristensen, A. H., Thompson, M. A., …Thompson, M. (2017). Children’s first experience of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids can occur before their 10th birthday: a systematic review identifying 9 factors that predict doping among young people. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 8(JUN), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01015

Taking performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) can cause serious and irreversible health consequences, which can ultimately lead to premature death. Some young people may take PEDs without fully understanding the ramifications of their actions or based on... Read More