Revisiting the performance profile technique: Theoretical underpinnings and application

Gucciardi, Daniel F. and Gordon, Sandy (2009) Revisiting the performance profile technique: Theoretical underpinnings and application. The Sport Psychologist, 23 1: 93-117.


Author Gucciardi, Daniel F.
Gordon, Sandy
Title Revisiting the performance profile technique: Theoretical underpinnings and application
Journal name The Sport Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-4781
1543-2793
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 93
End page 117
Total pages 25
Place of publication Champaign, Ill., U.S.A.
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Abstract The performance profile technique (Butler, 1989, 1991), which stems from a personal construct psychology (PCP; Kelly, 1955/1991) framework, has become a useful methodology for identifying and understanding an athlete's perceived need for areas of improvement. Despite the popularity of this technique, current descriptions and practices fail to appreciate key tenets of PCP which offer a greater insight into one's perspective. Accordingly, the purposes of this paper are to revisit the performance profile technique and describe an extension of its current form by drawing on these key PCP tenets as well as providing an example of the revised methodology in practice. Following a brief overview of PCP, we outline two key tenets of this theoretical framework that have guided the revised version of the performance profile technique presented here. We conclude with a case example of the new methodology in practice using an Australian footballer's perception of mental toughness. © 2009 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Keyword personal construct psychology
repertory grid
Sport psychology
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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