Coach-athlete relationship, social support, and sport-related psychological well-being in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I student-athletes

The coach-athlete relationship and social support are stressors that impact athletes’ well-being, however, most research in this area focusses on the relationship between these variables and burnout. Researchers have shown differences in stressors experienced between sport types (individual and team) where evidence suggests individual sport athletes report higher mental health concerns compared to those in…Continue Reading Coach-athlete relationship, social support, and sport-related psychological well-being in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I student-athletes

The event-focused interview: what is it, why is it useful, and how is it used?

There has been longstanding interest in understanding how people think, feel, and behave in sport and exercise activities. Although naturalistic recordings, momentary assessments, and post-event questionnaires have been employed to capture information on people’s experiences, these methods can have some shortcomings for researchers interested in advancing knowledge of certain social-psychological phenomena, especially in natural settings….Continue Reading The event-focused interview: what is it, why is it useful, and how is it used?

The (over)use of SMART goals for physical activity promotion: A narrative review and critique

The SMART acronym (e.g., Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timebound) is a highly prominent strategy for setting physical activity goals. While it is intuitive, and its practical value has been recognised, the scientific underpinnings of the SMART acronym are less clear. Therefore, we aimed to narratively review and critically examine the scientific underpinnings of the SMART…Continue Reading The (over)use of SMART goals for physical activity promotion: A narrative review and critique

The Flow-Clutch Scale: Development and preliminary validation in sport and exercise

Objectives The Integrated Model of Flow and Clutch States describes two overlapping psychological states that underlie exceptional performance and rewarding exercise experiences. However, research based on this model is currently hampered because no validated measure has yet been developed. Therefore, the aim of this multi-study paper was to develop and provide preliminary validation of the…Continue Reading The Flow-Clutch Scale: Development and preliminary validation in sport and exercise

Self-disgust as a potential mechanism underlying the association between body image disturbance and suicidal thoughts and behaviours

This study examined whether self-disgust added incremental variance to and mediated the multivariate association between measures of body image disturbance and suicidal thoughts and behaviours. We hypothesized that self-disgust would be associated with suicidal ideation above the effects of body image disturbance, and that self-disgust would mediate the relationship between body image disturbance and suicidal…Continue Reading Self-disgust as a potential mechanism underlying the association between body image disturbance and suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Lecture start time and sleep characteristics: Analysis of daily diaries of undergraduate students from the LoST-Sleep project

Emerging evidence shows that later high school start times are associated with increased sleep duration; however, little is known if this extends to the university setting. This study investigated associations of first lecture start times with sleep characteristics among university students. Seventy-five percent of first lectures occurred before noon. Students reported short sleep (M = 7.0 hours, SD = 1.9)…Continue Reading Lecture start time and sleep characteristics: Analysis of daily diaries of undergraduate students from the LoST-Sleep project

Predictors of suicide attempts in male UK gamblers seeking residential treatment

Disordered gambling can have serious negative consequences for the individual and those around them. Previous research has indicated that disordered gamblers are at an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, ideation and attempts. The current study sought to utilise data from a clinical sample to identify factors that are associated with prior suicide attempts. Methods The…Continue Reading Predictors of suicide attempts in male UK gamblers seeking residential treatment

Testing Mate Choice Hypotheses in a Transitional Small Scale Population

Tests of theories of mate choice often rely on data gathered in White, industrialised samples and this is especially the case for studies of facial attraction. Our understanding of preferences for sexual dimorphism is currently in flux and a number of hypotheses require testing in more diverse participant samples. The current study uses opportunistically gathered…Continue Reading Testing Mate Choice Hypotheses in a Transitional Small Scale Population

International Student Research Seminar Series is a Success

The Lincoln Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Club’s first seminar series in partnership with the Motivation of Health Behaviours (MoHB) Lab at Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia recently concluded after six excellent seminars focused on student research projects. During 2021, six undergraduate or postgraduate students in the School of Sport and Exercise Science and six…Continue Reading International Student Research Seminar Series is a Success