publication . Article . 2018

Elite Academy Soccer Players’ Perceptions towards Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Wilkins, Luke; Sweeney, Jen; Zaborski, Zoella; Nelson, Carl; Tweddle, Simon; Beukes, Eldré W.; Allen, Peter M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Sep 2018
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • Country: United Kingdom
The purpose of the present study was to address perceptions towards Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in soccer. Twenty-four male, elite academy soccer players (M age = 20.04) completed a custom-made questionnaire which included education on CBT. The results found that: i) initially, only 8% of players had heard of CBT whilst only 4% of players knew what CBT was, ii) players strongly agreed that CBT should be offered to all players, iii) not knowing how/where to seek help was identified as the main barrier to CBT, iv) players indicated a preference for one-to-one and face-to-face CBT, as opposed to small-group or online-CBT, and v) players perceived they would...
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