Construing the athlete and exerciser: Research and applied perspectives from personal construct psychology

Gucciardi, Daniel F. and Gordon, Sandy (2009) Construing the athlete and exerciser: Research and applied perspectives from personal construct psychology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 21 Suppl 1: S17-S33. doi:10.1080/10413200802582821


Author Gucciardi, Daniel F.
Gordon, Sandy
Title Construing the athlete and exerciser: Research and applied perspectives from personal construct psychology
Journal name Journal of Applied Sport Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1041-3200
1533-1571
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10413200802582821
Volume 21
Issue Suppl 1
Start page S17
End page S33
Total pages 17
Place of publication United States of America
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Abstract This paper focuses on personal construct psychology (PCP; Kelly, 1955/1991) and its potential usefulness for the field of sport and exercise psychology. We begin with an overview of the philosophical roots and the key components of PCP followed by a discussion of the key methodologies commonly employed for a personal construct inquiry (e.g., repertory grid and laddering). Part of this discussion focuses on two elaborations of PCP in sport and exercise settings, namely performance profiling and multisource/360-degree feedback. Following this, we describe two case examples of how we have employed PCP in our professional practice. We conclude with a discussion of the implications for research and professional practice. Our overview of this framework's philosophical position, its key components, and the methodologies employed for a personal construct enquiry provide a foundation upon which others may seek to explore its usefulness for an array of research and professional endeavors in sport and exercise settings.
Keyword personal construct psychology
sport and exercise psychology
repetory grid
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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