behaviors that affect junior tennis player development
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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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TY - CONF AU - Jun Chen AU - Yiting Chen PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - behaviors that affect junior tennis player development BT - Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 426 EP - 433 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.84 DO - 10.2991/meici-18.2018.84 ID - Chen2018/12 ER -