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Sport and exercise psychology studies in Brazil: Performance or health?

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Fiorese, L; Rodacki, ALF; Caruzzo, NM; Moreira, CR; Contreira, AR; de Lima, AM; Fortes, LDS; Vissoci, JRN; Stefanello, JMF
Published in: Frontiers in Psychology
September 1, 2019

The low professional insertion of psychologists in Brazilian sports teams, as well as the Sport Psychology course being seldom offered in undergraduate Psychology courses, may reflect in the current scenario of scientific research in Brazil. It is still not clear what Graduate Programs (GPs) have adopted directions regarding the development of studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP) research fields since an assessment or mapping of scientific knowledge production in this area has not yet been performed involving Exercise and Sport Science and Psychology GPs. This study aimed at investigating institutional research and their themes in SEP from these graduate programs. Studies were selected and retrieved from a national database (Sucupira Platform), that contains all registered researches from all Exercise and Sport Science (n = 31) and Psychology (n = 84) GPs in the country. Data were analyzed through R software using text mining techniques, latent semantic analysis and K-means clustering. Results revealed that research involving SEP is predominantly being developed at Exercise and Sport Science GPs (n = 171; p < 0.01) in comparison to psychology GPs (n = 39), mostly located in the south and southeast regions of Brazil. This research has focused on the effects of physical exercise and quality of life, while Psychology GPs have analyzed sport as associated with health and education, as a way to promote social support and to study sports’ psychological aspects. It was concluded that Exercise and Sport Science GPs had the most significant contribution to SEP. Investigations were focused on the interface of exercise with quality of life, health and education, with gaps existing in programs advancing in the studies on sports and performance.

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Frontiers in Psychology

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1664-1078

Publication Date

September 1, 2019

Volume

10

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SEP

Related Subject Headings

  • 52 Psychology
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology
 

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Fiorese, L., Rodacki, A. L. F., Caruzzo, N. M., Moreira, C. R., Contreira, A. R., de Lima, A. M., … Stefanello, J. M. F. (2019). Sport and exercise psychology studies in Brazil: Performance or health? Frontiers in Psychology, 10(SEP). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02154
Fiorese, L., A. L. F. Rodacki, N. M. Caruzzo, C. R. Moreira, A. R. Contreira, A. M. de Lima, L. D. S. Fortes, J. R. N. Vissoci, and J. M. F. Stefanello. “Sport and exercise psychology studies in Brazil: Performance or health?Frontiers in Psychology 10, no. SEP (September 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02154.
Fiorese L, Rodacki ALF, Caruzzo NM, Moreira CR, Contreira AR, de Lima AM, et al. Sport and exercise psychology studies in Brazil: Performance or health? Frontiers in Psychology. 2019 Sep 1;10(SEP).
Fiorese, L., et al. “Sport and exercise psychology studies in Brazil: Performance or health?Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 10, no. SEP, Sept. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02154.
Fiorese L, Rodacki ALF, Caruzzo NM, Moreira CR, Contreira AR, de Lima AM, Fortes LDS, Vissoci JRN, Stefanello JMF. Sport and exercise psychology studies in Brazil: Performance or health? Frontiers in Psychology. 2019 Sep 1;10(SEP).

Published In

Frontiers in Psychology

DOI

EISSN

1664-1078

Publication Date

September 1, 2019

Volume

10

Issue

SEP

Related Subject Headings

  • 52 Psychology
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1701 Psychology