PhD defence - Johan Michael Wikman

Johan Michael Wikman is defending his PhD thesis

Development of an Evidence-based Sport Psychological Training Program for Young Elite Athletes

Time

23 April 2015, 14:00

Venue

St. Auditorium, Nørre Allé 53, 1., 2200 Copenhagen

Opponents 

Professor Gertrud Pfister (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Associate Professor Mette Krogh Christensen, Research Manager, PhD, Aarhus University Centre for Health Sciences Education, Denmark

Chris Harwood, PhD, C. Psychol Reader in Applied Sport Psychology, Deputy Associate Dean (Teaching) School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK

Supervisor

Associate professor Anne-Marie Elbe, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Co supervisor

Professor Reinhard Stelter, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

About the thesis

The dissertation investigates sport psychological training for young elite athletes. First through a literature review of existing studies of sport psychological skills and training of these, as well as existing knowledge on talent development. Second through four studies of sport psychological training, in which young elite athletes went through sport psychological training with the purpose of strengthening their motivation, social togetherness, or their self-regulation. The methods used in these four studies at statistical analyse of quantitative questionnaire data, as well as qualitative analysis of interviews. The knowledge produced in these four studies is discussed in relation to existing knowledge.

2015, 206 pages, ISBN 978 87 7611 878 5