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At the Interface of Work and Health: A Consideration of the Health Gradient using Self-Determination Theory  

Maynor G. González, Christopher P. Niemiec, and Geoffrey C. Williams

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Jul 2014
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Aug 2014
A considerable body of research has pointed toward an association between occupational status and health outcomes, such that employees in lower-status occupations experience poorer health ... More

Climate and Culture for Health Care Performance  

Michael A. West, Anna Topakas, and Jeremy F. Dawson

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter describes research into organizational culture and climate in the health care industry, and explores how both climate and culture affect the performance of health care ... More

Counseling Performers in Distress  

Zella E. Moore

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Counseling performers in distress is a highly gratifying yet complex professional endeavor that requires the practitioner to be flexible, self-aware, and committed to engaging in ... More

Culture/Ethnicity and Performance  

Anthony P. Kontos

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The purpose of the current chapter is to examine the role of culture/ethnicity on performance. After beginning with an overview of culture/ethnicity issues in the United States, the ... More

A Developmental Approach to Sport Expertise  

Jean Côté and Bruce Abernethy

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter examines the personal and contextual factors of youth sport that affect sport expertise and developmental outcomes. The developmental model of sport participation (DMSP) is ... More

Diagnostic Reasoning and Expertise in Health Care  

Vimla L. Patel, David R. Kaufman, and Thomas G. Kannampallil

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Mar 2019
The study of diagnostic expertise initially focused on characterizing the reasoning process and, later, on understanding the nature of expert knowledge and its impact on performance, ... More

Emotion Regulation and Performance  

Marc V. Jones

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Sport is an ideal environment in which to explore the influence of emotion on performance and the efficacy of strategies to regulate emotions. In performance settings such as sport, ... More

Employee Stress and Well-Being  

Steve M. Jex, Michael T. Sliter, and Ashlie Britton

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
Although much has been written about stress and well-being in the workplace, research and theory in this area have been limited by an almost complete emphasis on individual-level ... More

Gender, Identity, and Sport  

Emily A. Roper

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter begins with an introduction to the important terms and concepts specific to understanding the body of work in gender and identity in sport. A brief review of women's history ... More

Health and Fiscal and Psychological Well-Being in Retirement  

Mo Wang

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews research regarding retirees’ health and fiscal and psychological well-being in retirement. The chapter begins with a brief discussion of the meaning of health and ... More

Improving Team Communication for Better Health Behavior  

Christopher P. Nemeth

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Health-care activities rely on the acquisition, portrayal, and analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic information as an integral part of patient care. As a service provided by multiple ... More

Leadership and Manifestations of Sport  

Packianathan Chelladurai

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
After summarizing prevalent models of leadership in sport, the chapter identifies the inconsistencies among the guidelines emanating from these models. Based on the three distinct ... More

Modeling and Performance  

Penny McCullagh, Barbi Law, and Diane Ste-Marie

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In this chapter we review theoretical and conceptual approaches in the sport and exercise psychology literature, as well as recognizing research in other domains (performing arts, ... More

Motivation: Self-Determination Theory and Performance in Sport  

Martyn Standage

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Performance, by its very nature, epitomizes the construct of human motivation (i.e., individuals being moved to act). Motivation research therefore plays a vital role in providing a better ... More

Occupational Safety and Health  

Lois E. Tetrick and José María Peiró

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2012
Occupational health and safety reflects the effect of the work environment on employees, groups and work units in organizations, and organizations as a whole. This chapter provides an ... More

Pain and Performance  

John Heil and Leslie Podlog

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Pain is a prevalent factor in competitive sport and physical performance domains such as dance, military operations, and outdoor adventure activities. This chapter synthesizes pain ... More

The Performance Coach  

Dave Collins and Sara Kamin

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The performance coach (PC) is an increasingly ubiquitous feature of many performance environments. Often seen as having its genesis in the sport environment, this performance emphasis for ... More

The Psychology of Coaching  

Daniel Gould and E. Missy Wright

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The psychology of coaching can be viewed as the scientific study and application of the practice of supporting individuals in achieving specific personal and organizational performance ... More

The Psychology of Performance in Sport and Other Domains  

Kate F. Hays

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter addresses the psychology of performance in domains including sports, the performing arts, business/executive coaching, and high-risk professions. Performance psychology and ... More

Relationships and Sport and Performance  

Sam Carr

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Human relationships play a fundamental role in shaping our psychological experiences. In sport and performance, researchers are beginning to recognize the significance of relationships ... More

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