Adherence Issues in Sport and Exercise

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Adherence Issues in Sport and Exercise pulls together a wide range of current adherence themes to provide an overview of the many different theoretical approaches currently being used. Each chapter provides a theoretical framework and a range of practical implications for professionals. Written by eminent experts from Europe and North America, they discuss how adherence is affected by a wide variety of personal, situational, and programme ...
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Overview

Adherence Issues in Sport and Exercise pulls together a wide range of current adherence themes to provide an overview of the many different theoretical approaches currently being used. Each chapter provides a theoretical framework and a range of practical implications for professionals. Written by eminent experts from Europe and North America, they discuss how adherence is affected by a wide variety of personal, situational, and programme variables.

This volume is essential reading for sport and exercise psychologists, exercise and health researchers and students of health studies, sport science, physical education, leisure studies and psychology.

"This text will be an excellent resource for scholars and practitioners regarding the latest research on adherence issues within sport and exercise settings. With contributions from leading experts around the world, Steve Bull has pulled together a comprehensive and inclusive review of predictors of adherence behaviours in the broadest sense." Professor Joan L. Duda, University of Birmingham

"This is a well-written and informative book of value to all in the field of promotion of exercise for health improvement." Selwyn Richards, Psychological Medicine, 2000, Vol 30

"Steve Bull has ably assembled a broad-based book, designed to expand research and application to new areas in exercise and sport." From the foreword by Rod K. Dishman
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471988489
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/13/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

DR STEPHEN BULL is an independent sport and business psychology consultant. He is a former section chair, and now Fellow, of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is Chair of the England and Wales Cricket Board Science and Medicine Advisory Group and a World Class Adviser for Sport England. In addition to his many papers in journals and scientific proceedings, Dr Bull has published four other books on applied sports psychology including Sport Psychology: A self-help guide and The Mental Game Plan: Getting psyched for sport. His expertise in adherence has been acquired through many years of research in addition to consultancy with numerous professional athletes and teams including the England Cricket Team, the British Ski Team and the 1994 and 2000 Great Britain Olympic Teams.
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Table of Contents

About the editor
About the authors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Ch. 1 Social Influence and Exercise Involvement 1
Ch. 2 Adherence to Exercise and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change 19
Ch. 3 Adherence in Primary Health Care Exercise Promotion Schemes 47
Ch. 4 Exercise Adherence and Clinical Populations 75
Ch. 5 Adherence to Sport and Physical Activity in Children and Youth 111
Ch. 6 Adherence to Sport Injury Rehabilitation Regimens 145
Ch. 7 Adherence to Psychological Preparation in Sport 169
Ch. 8 Environmental Determinants of Adherence in Applied Sport Psychology 197
Ch. 9 The Client-Practitioner Interaction: Adherence and Treatment Outcomes 221
Ch. 10 Collaboration and Reflection: Adopting Action Research Themes and Processes to Promote Adherence to Changing Practice 239
Ch. 11 Multi-method Approaches to the Investigation of Adherence Issues: Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques 263
Author index 289
Subject index 295
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