OPINIONS OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES FROM DIFFERENT BRANCHES ON "PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT


ÖZTAN ULUSOY Y.

4th World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance (WCPCG), İstanbul, Türkiye, 24 - 26 Mayıs 2013, cilt.114, ss.265-270 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 114
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.12.696
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.265-270

Özet

In our country, being a sports psychologist is not exactly settled as a status in terms of functioning. In professional teams, works to be done by sports psychologists can be carried out by different branches as well. Psychological support given by experts is a professional field of study. It is necessary for an expert who will work in the field of sports to be trained both in the field of psychology or psychological counseling and sports and psychological counseling in sports. Psychological support in sports is a service which is required to be given in quite a different way from the psychological support other than the one in sports. (Karagozoglu). Psychological support in sports is a professional field needed for the athletes, trainers, sports administrators and spectators. Not only can the psychological support be given to the individuals or teams, but it can also be given continuously or in training periods to ensure development in specific issues. (Karagozoglu, p. 15). The study to determine the opinions of players from different branches on psychological support was carried out in the survey model and the data acquired were analyzed adopting the content analysis approach. In data acquisition, the opinions of players were determined by asking open-ended questions. After obtaining information from the participants about their branches, genders and how long they had been performing that sport, the following questions were asked: