The effects from mindfulness training on Norwegian junior elite athletes in sport

This study investigates the effects from a 12-weeks mindfulness intervention on perceived stress, perceived performance in school and sports, and athlete burnout among junior elite athletes in sports. In the present investigation 50 Norwegian junior athletes from two different schools for elite sports participated in an experiment with a pre-test, post-test control group design. Twenty three of them were in the experiment group whereas 27 were in the control group. The athletes were from different sports such as cross country skiing, biathlon, shooting and track and field. As hypothesized, we found significant effects from the mindfulness intervention on athlete burnout. There were no significant effects found on perceived stress, perceived performance in school and sports. These findings are discussed in regard of applied implications and possible future research.
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Subjects: perception cognition stress load training relation performance junior elite sport biathlon cross-country skiing shooting track and field
Notations: training science junior sports
Published in: International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences
Published: 2015
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Pages: 98-113
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced