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Design of a socio-emotional questionnaire for young soccer player

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  • Physical education and sport

To carry out the first step of any research, which it is no other than the approach to the question or the identification of a need, we have taken into account the illusion which day by day can be seen on a football ground. The need is no other than improve the approach of plans to help young footballers from big team’s football base. Sometimes sport success or failure, due to certain abilities, is based on particular factors related, to begin with, the personal and familiar surroundings, and secondly, the condition in which he develops his preparation. This factors can have a huge influence on the sports performance and development, and also on the future elite sportsman evolution (Donohue, Miller, Crammer, & Cross, 2007; Holt & Tom, 2006; VanYperen, 1995). Garcia and collaborators go a step further, pointing that the surrounding conditions are as crucial as the genetic factors (Garcia, Campos, Lizaur & Bablo, 2003). Among all the requisites which determine that a young sportsman plays on the main division, only and not always aspects as technicaltactical, physical and psychological could be controlled. On the other hand the socio-emotional aspects which we believe are as important as the above named are ignored. Consequently, the purpose of this work is to design a tool that detects and controls the socioemotional factors that could influence the young footballer’s progression on sports. Following the identification of the need, the current project tries to cover it specifying and controlling these parameters traditionally forgotten. Therefore, we have prepared a socio-emotional questionnaire of 42 items which inform us of the player’s social environment and his ability to handle the problems on such an environment. The questionnaire is comprised by the following dimensions: 1. Social class. 2. Family Relationship. 3. Relationship with the coaching staff. 4. Relationship with teammates. 5. Relationships with friends or peers. 6. Relationship to the school environment. 7. Partner Relationship. 8. Stress. 9. Happiness. 10. Emotional Intelligence. 11. Moral development. 12. Type of residence. 13. Public/Spectator 14. Academic level. 15. Self-assessment of his performance. References. Donohue, B., Miller, A., Crammer, L., & Cross, C. (2007). A standarlized method of assesing sport specific problems in the relationships of athletes with their coaches, teammates, family, and peers. Journal of Sport Behavior, 30(4), 375-397. García, J. M., Campos, J., Lizaur, P., & Bablo, C. (2003). El talento deportivo. Formación de elites deportivas. Madrid: Editorial Gymnos. Holt, N., & Tom, M. (2006). Talent development in English professional soccer. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 37(2/3), 77-98 VanYperen, N. W. (1995). Interpersonal stress, performance level, and parental support: a longitudinal study among highly skilled young soccer players. . Sport Psychologist, 9(2), 225-241
13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
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13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts. Digital version

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. del Laboratorio de Fisiología del Esfuerzo
  • Departamento: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
  • Departamento: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. Social y Técnicas Aplicadas a la Actividad Física y el Deporte