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A mixed methods exploration of the parent perspective of talent development environments across a national multi-sport landscape (2023)
Journal Article
Martindale, R., Fountain, H., Andronikos, G., English, C., Dugdale, J. H., & Ferrier, S. (2023). A mixed methods exploration of the parent perspective of talent development environments across a national multi-sport landscape. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 69, Article 102487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2023.102487

Parents are known to be important influencers in the talent development process but are often overlooked. Understanding the parent perspective may help National Governing Bodies and coaches improve their support for young talented athletes. This stud... Read More about A mixed methods exploration of the parent perspective of talent development environments across a national multi-sport landscape.

Relationship between Sibling Characteristics and Talent Development (2022)
Journal Article
Mackenzie, K., Andronikos, G., Travlos, A., Souglis, A., Fountain, H., English, C., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2022). Relationship between Sibling Characteristics and Talent Development. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 22(3), 741-748. https://doi.org/10.7752/jpes.2022.03093

Objective/Background: Parents have been shown to be highly influential in the development of sporting talent, however the relationship between sibling characteristics and talent development is comparatively under-researched. Therefore, the aim of thi... Read More about Relationship between Sibling Characteristics and Talent Development.

Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review (2018)
Journal Article
Ludwig, K., Arthur, R., Sculthorpe, N., Fountain, H., & Buchan, D. S. (2018). Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.2196/10799

BACKGROUND: The use of text messages (short message service, SMS) to change physical activity and sedentary behavior in youth is of interest due to the need for novel, more effective intervention approaches. Previous reviews have examined a variety... Read More about Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review.

An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes (2017)
Thesis
Fountain, H. E. An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/979005

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 which individuals positively adapt following stress or significant adversity... Read More about An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes.

Exploring the Nature of Psychological Resilience in Junior Rugby League Players: A Q-Method Approach (2016)
Presentation / Conference
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

Objectives: 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. Design: A cross-sectional, quali-quantilogical design Methods: Initially, 29 jun... Read More about Exploring the Nature of Psychological Resilience in Junior Rugby League Players: A Q-Method Approach.

Exploring the nature of resilience in junior athletes (2016)
Presentation / Conference
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

Athletes are often proactive in exposing themselves to an inherently stressful competitive environment, frequently seeking challenges as opportunities for development (Sarkar and Fletcher, 2014, Journal of Sport Sciences, 32, 1419-1434). Psychologica... Read More about Exploring the nature of resilience in junior athletes.

“We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion. (2016)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2015.1121507

Hazing or inappropriate initiation activities are a well-documented occurrence within university sport team societies. This study examined the occurrence of initiation activities in relation to team cohesion. One hundred and fifty-four participants c... Read More about “We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion..

In the face of adversity: Resiliency in winter sport athletes (2015)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2014.09.006

Objectives. — To explore winter sports athletes’ experiences of adversity within their sporting careers. Methods. — Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with seven British elite winter sports athletes (mean age = 23.1 years, S.D. = 2.... Read More about In the face of adversity: Resiliency in winter sport athletes.

Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy (2011)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/21520704.2011.619046

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 players. The metaphorical use of song lyrics within sport psychology practi... Read More about Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy.