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Quality counts: Critical features for neophyte professional development

WOODCOCK, C. and RICHARDS, H. and MUGFORD, A. (2008) Quality counts: Critical features for neophyte professional development. The Sport Psychologist, 22 (4). pp. 491-506. ISSN 0888-4781

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The aim of the study was to examine and reflect on the learning experiences of a neophyte sport psychologist. Over a 9-week applied internship the first author kept a reflective diary that followed Boud’s (2001) three elements of journal writing. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Smith & Osborn, 2003) of the data identified 11 themes from the diary, 8 of which were contextualized in 3 self-narrative accounts, including the working environment, anxiety, confidence, being a performer, being a learner, relationships, feedback and practical content. Reflecting on these incidents the neophyte’s supervisor offers another perspective, and along with the narrative accounts, furthers our understanding of important factors, and indicates recommendations to ensure quality training for professional development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: IPA Neophyte development Reflective practice Supervision
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Charlotte LUMSDEN-COOK
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 14:15
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 14:15
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/463

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