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Using emotional intelligence in coaching high-performance athletes: a randomised controlled trial

Barlow, A and Banks, AP (2014) Using emotional intelligence in coaching high-performance athletes: a randomised controlled trial Coaching, 7 (2). pp. 132-139.

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Abstract

Emotional intelligence is an important and popular concept within coaching. This randomised controlled trial investigated the short-term impact of coaching using emotional intelligence on three factors related to performance in athletes: anxiety, self-efficacy and team identification. Twenty high-performance netball players were divided into coaching and control groups. The coaching group completed the Bar-On EQ-i to produce emotional intelligence profiles that formed the basis of the solution-focused coaching session. Coaching improved self-efficacy and anxiety but not team identification. There was no change in the control group. Self-efficacy and anxiety are directly linked to scales on the EQ-i whereas team identification is not directly linked. The findings indicate that solution-focused coaching using emotional intelligence is effective, but only when a direct link is identified between a particular component of emotional intelligence and a particular outcome.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Barlow, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Banks, APUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 July 2014
Identification Number : 10.1080/17521882.2014.939679
Additional Information : This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17521882.2014.939679
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 Dec 2014 11:38
Last Modified : 29 Jun 2015 07:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806815

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