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Emotional intelligence in sports and physical activity: An intervention focus.

Laborde, S., Mosley, E., Ackerman, S., Mrsic, A. and Dosseville, F., 2018. Emotional intelligence in sports and physical activity: An intervention focus. In: Keefer, K.V., Parker, J.D.A. and Sakloftske, D.H., eds. Emotional intelligence in education: integrating research with practice. Cham: Springer, 289-320.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90633-1_11


The aim of this chapter is twofold: first, to introduce the reader to the role of emotional intelligence (EI) in sports and physical activity, and second, to have an intervention focus achieved through applied activities that enable the development of different dimensions of EI. The chapter begins with an introduction to the theory that underpins EI in sports – the tripartite model comprising knowledge, ability, and trait levels. Subsequently, measurement issues are addressed in regard to instruments measuring the ability and trait aspects of EI. In continuation, the role of EI is discussed within the sport performance domain, specifically in athletes, coaches, and officials, as well as its role in physical activity. Finally, an applied perspective of EI training in sport performance is presented, along with EI training through sports and physical activity. Thirteen EI training activities are suggested that are based on the tripartite model and target the five main dimensions of EI: identifying, expressing, understanding, regulating, and using emotions. Such activities aim to contribute to the dissemination of EI training at school, which may have an important further impact on performance, society, and health policies.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality
Uncontrolled Keywords:Emotional intelligence; Tripartite model; Sport performance; Physical activity; Interventions
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:38171
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:18 Dec 2023 14:55
Last Modified:18 Dec 2023 14:55


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