Learning of teenage athletes by psychological skills in realisation by them of “dual” career

Elena Evgenievna Hvatskaya, Natalia Leonidovna Ilina

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Educational activity is obligatory for school-age children, but subjectively, teenage athletes often do not accept it that finds reflection in a priority of a social role of "athlete" above "pupil". It makes some more difficulties in combining sports and educational activity ("dual" career). The psychological work by the optimisation of the balance between Athletic Identification and School Identification with teenaged athletes in the different kinds of wrestling (n=16) based point for construction “dual” career in sports (grant №17-06-00883). Learning of young athletes by basic psychological skills in realisation by them of “dual” career at the beginning of stage of sports training: techniques of rational remembering, grow attention’s recourse, time management etc. consisted of 20 lessons (by 45-60 minutes). The general attitude is "the athlete is both in sports and in study is the athlete". Intermediate measurements of these indicators after these psychological lessons showed a convergence of identification with the role of an “athlete” and the role of a “pupil” (AIMS; Brewer, Van Raalte, & Linder, 1990; SIMS, Engström & Stambulova, 2010): October, 2017 - 6.50±0.73 and 5.44±0.63, <0.05; February, 2018 - 13 ± 0.89 and 5.60 ± 0.73, ˃ 0.05 by the Mann-Whitney Utest. At the same time differences in these indicators in the second measurement are statistically not significant that is important for maintaining internal readiness for the positive relation to two types of activity – educational is being obligatory, and sports – having a voluntary nature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationAbstract book
Place of PublicationMünster
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology - Münster
Duration: 15 Jul 201920 Jul 2019


Conference15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology

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