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Ett elithandbollslags prestation och upplevelse av psykologiskt momentum

Lind, Jenny LU and Friberg, Caroline LU (2010) PSYK01 20101
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the current retrospective study was to investigate the subjective experience of momentum and the presence of momentum in performance. Earlier studies have focused on studying individuals and novices in fictive situations. We decided to study the phenomenon on a team level. A case study was conducted on ten female elite handball players who were asked to carry out a survey where the aim was to find out the team’s understanding of momentum. This understanding was then compared with the team’s real performance based on all the 22 competitive games played during season 2009/2010, excluding the playoff games. The performance was divided into four streak categories based on the characteristics of occurrences during the game. The... (More)
The aim of the current retrospective study was to investigate the subjective experience of momentum and the presence of momentum in performance. Earlier studies have focused on studying individuals and novices in fictive situations. We decided to study the phenomenon on a team level. A case study was conducted on ten female elite handball players who were asked to carry out a survey where the aim was to find out the team’s understanding of momentum. This understanding was then compared with the team’s real performance based on all the 22 competitive games played during season 2009/2010, excluding the playoff games. The performance was divided into four streak categories based on the characteristics of occurrences during the game. The beginning of the streaks was either in defense or offence and was assessed as either positive or negative. A streak signaled the emergence of momentum and when a streak continued the team was said to have momentum. The results revealed convergence between the team’s cohesive perception of positive defense and the team’s real performance. The team experienced positive momentum in their defense and a presence of positive momentum could be identified in the team’s game statistics. (Less)
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author
Lind, Jenny LU and Friberg, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Psykologiskt momentum
course
PSYK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
performance, Momentum, continued streak, streak
language
Swedish
id
1622366
date added to LUP
2010-08-30 16:34:43
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2010-08-30 16:34:43
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  abstract     = {The aim of the current retrospective study was to investigate the subjective experience of momentum and the presence of momentum in performance. Earlier studies have focused on studying individuals and novices in fictive situations. We decided to study the phenomenon on a team level. A case study was conducted on ten female elite handball players who were asked to carry out a survey where the aim was to find out the team’s understanding of momentum. This understanding was then compared with the team’s real performance based on all the 22 competitive games played during season 2009/2010, excluding the playoff games. The performance was divided into four streak categories based on the characteristics of occurrences during the game. The beginning of the streaks was either in defense or offence and was assessed as either positive or negative. A streak signaled the emergence of momentum and when a streak continued the team was said to have momentum. The results revealed convergence between the team’s cohesive perception of positive defense and the team’s real performance. The team experienced positive momentum in their defense and a presence of positive momentum could be identified in the team’s game statistics.},
  author       = {Lind, Jenny and Friberg, Caroline},
  keyword      = {performance,Momentum,continued streak,streak},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett elithandbollslags prestation och upplevelse av psykologiskt momentum},
  year         = {2010},
}