Lecturer in Psychology and Coach Development
Fountain, H. E. An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes. (Thesis)
Psychological resilience has been described as a multidimensional, context specific concept, and has been defined in numerous ways that attempt to encapsulate the process by w...
Fountain, H., Martindale, R., Tony, W. & Moira, L. (2016, December). Exploring the Nature of Psychological Resilience in Junior Rugby League Players: A Q-Method Approach. Poster presented at BPS- Divison of Sport and Exercise Psychology Annual Conference, Cardiff
The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of psychological resilience in the context of junior Rugby League, using a novel Q-sort method.
Fountain, H., Martindale, R., Moira, L. & Westbury, T. (2016, November). Exploring the nature of resilience in junior athletes. Poster presented at BASES- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference, Nottingham
Athletes are often proactive in exposing themselves to an inherently stressful competitive environment, frequently seeking challenges as opportunities for development (Sarkar ...
Lafferty, M., Wakefield, C., & Brown, H. (2016). “We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15(4), (438-446). doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1121507. ISSN 1612-197X
Hazing or inappropriate initiation activities are a well-documented occurrence within university sport team societies. This study examined the occurrence of initiation activit...
Brown, H. E., Lafferty, M. E. & Triggs, C. (2015). In the face of adversity: Resiliency in winter sport athletes. Science and Sports. 30(5), 105-117. doi:10.1016/j.scispo.2014.09.006. ISSN 0765-1597
Objectives. — To explore winter sports athletes’ experiences of adversity within their sporting careers.
Methods. — Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with se...
Triggs, C., Lafferty, M. E., Brown, H. E. & Tolley, H. L. (2011). Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 2(3), 183-195. doi:10.1080/21520704.2011.619046. ISSN 2152-0704
This article explains how a sport psychologist practitioner used
metaphors within song lyrics to broach the transition phase of retention
or release with elite young football ...
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...