Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018)

behaviors that affect junior tennis player development

Authors
Jun Chen, Yiting Chen
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Jun Chen
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.84How to use a DOI?
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behaviors Sport development
Abstract

Objective: To examine the role parents played in developing professional tennis players and, specifically, the full array of positive and negative attitudes and behaviors that influenced talent development. Furthermore, this study describes how specific parental behaviors exhibited changed as a function of the stage of talent development the child experienced. Method: The athlete triad was retrospectively interviewed (player, coach, and parent). Content analysis was used to create cross-case developmental themes categorized by the early, middle, and elite years. Results: Participants discussed the positive and negative behaviors parents exhibited during the junior tennis years. Parents exhibited many positive behaviors that facilitated development including various forms of support, emotionally intelligent discussions, and developing the child psychologically and socially through tennis. Negative behaviors that inhibited development included being negative and critical, over pushing, over emphasizing winning and talent development over other domains of the child’s life, and using controlling behaviors to reach tennis goals. Looking at trends across stages of development, all parents created a positive experience in the early years. With mounting pressure in the middle years more conflicts occurred with the players and negative parenting manifested itself often in controlling and pushing behaviors.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-640-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.84How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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