Alessandro Quartiroli

Alessandro Quartiroli
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse | UWLAX · Department of Psychology

PhD CPsychol

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51 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
December 2020 - December 2023
University of Portsmouth
Position
  • Visiting Reader
July 2017 - present
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2013 - July 2017
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2007 - August 2011
West Virginia University
Field of study
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
August 2006 - December 2009
West Virginia University
Field of study
  • Counseling
August 2005 - August 2006
West Virginia University
Field of study
  • Athletic Coaching Education

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Publications (73)
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Sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) face unique challenges associated with the nature of their profession, which can result in negative consequences to their well-being and to the quality of their service delivery. Therefore, SPPs must aim to promote their own well-being by engaging in self-care practices. Recent literature highlighted the import...
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Sport psychology scholars and practitioners (SPPs) now recognize the importance of cultural competence (CC). However, only a few SPPs have deliberately centered CC in their practice. The purpose of this study was to understand how SPPs conceptualize and develop CC within their professional practice. Our study is grounded in a critical realist ontol...
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Mood profiling is frequently used among athletes and several distinct mood profile clusters have been identified in the literature (Parsons-Smith et al., 2017). In our study, we investigated whether previously identified clusters were evident in a Malaysian population. The 24-item Malaysian Mood Scale (MASMS; Lew et al., 2022) was completed by 4,92...
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Mood measures have been used with athletic populations over several decades for a multitude of purposes. In the present study, we sought to develop and validate a Malay-language version of the Brunel Mood Scale (Terry et al., 1999, 2003), referred to as the Malaysian Mood Scale (MASMS). Following a thorough translation-back translation process, the...
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Scholars from the psychology and mental health professions have previously identified the value of self-care for enhancing practitioners personal and professional well-being, and fitness to practice. Despite these advances, self-care in sport psychology practitioners has received limited attention from scholars, with the few extant studies investig...
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To ensure public safety, duty of care, and professional advancement, scholars need to consider the competence, ethical practice, and well-being of sport psychology practitioners (SPPs). Despite the growth of sport psychology as a profession, scholars have predominantly focused on how to do applied sport psychology, with issues of professional forma...
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Objective To ensure public safety, duty of care, and professional advancement, there is a need for scholars to explore factors that impact the professional experiences of sport psychology professionals (SPPs). One such factor is professional identity, which has been shown to positively contribute to an enhanced sense of legitimacy of the profession...
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In this case study, we present a confessional tale that outlines the unique challenges and experiences of a trainee practitioner working in an elite youth soccer academy, during and following a racism scandal. We first locate our intersectional identities before contextualizing how the racism scandal emerged. Nested within the confessional tale is...
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Scholars have noted the importance of helping professionals’ work experiences through the exploration of Professional Quality of Life. Due to the unique experiences of sport psychology professionals, a sport psychology specific equivalent of the construct, the Sport Psychology Professional Quality of Life (SP-PQL), has recently been developed based...
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The establishment of a strong professional identity (PI) among sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) has the potential to increase the likelihood of individual ethical working, awareness of professional roles, and ultimately, support of a more effective and lasting career. Nevertheless, there is currently no global consensus regarding a definition...
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Sport psychology professionals (SPPs) have recently noted the importance of engaging in self-care as means to an effective, ethical, and long-lasting career. Nevertheless, there currently exists no clear description of what self-care means to SPPs, the strategies they use, or how they experience these. As such, we sought consensual agreement from a...
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It is widely documented that negative body image is a significant public health concern due to its association with symptoms of disordered eating and worse psychological well-being. The purpose of the study was to develop a path model of intrapersonal dimensions (self-efficacy and internal locus of control) as antecedents of perceived stress toward...
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In this study, we aimed to explore experienced and senior sport psychology professionals’ (SPPs’) understanding of and experiences with the relationship between their professional quality of life and self-care. Adhering to the philosophical stance characterizing the consensual qualitative research methodology, we conducted a qualitative study using...
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The present work focus on preliminary adaptation of Snyder’s Adult Dispositional Hope Scale (ADHS; Snyder et al., 1991a, b) for Italian adolescents. Members of the research team develop the Italian version of the ADHS engaging an completing a back-translation. The newly developed Italian version of the ADHS was then piloted with a subsample of adol...
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This article provides a neophyte practitioner’s account of providing psychological support to a national team for the first time. The practitioner felt “caught in the headlights” due to his lack of preparation for the range of organizational issues he encountered. In this confessional tale, experiential knowledge gained by the practitioner is share...
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In recent years, sport psychology professionals (SPPs) have recognized the importance of being aware of culture in their scholarly and applied practice. However, there is still a discrepancy between this recognition and the apparent implementation of these cultural lenses in sport psychology (SP). With this study, we aimed to explore and understand...
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its first issue, we explored publication trends in the International Journal of Sport Psychology (IJSP), with a particular focus on research contributions from Asia and Oceania. A descriptive analysis of all articles published in IJSP between 1970 and 2019 (N = 1,175) was conducted to identify trends related t...
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Objective Despite a growing body of literature examining the migratory experiences of athletes, limited attention has been paid to the migratory experience of sport psychology practitioners (SPPs). This study explores SPPs' experiences of transnational migration; specifically, for those who expatriated to receive their training and repatriated to b...
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The recent global outspread of the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the lives of people across multiple countries including athletes, coaches, and supporting staff. Along with everybody else, coaches found themselves constrained to an at-home self-isolation, which limited their ability to normally engage with their profession and to interact with t...
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The field of sport psychology has faced a challenge in its professional formation, to the extent that some scholars have argued that its status as a healthy, sustainable, or viable profession is an illusion. Within the discipline, there continues to be a range of professional qualifications, educational and training pathways, and labels used to def...
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Cultural competence, identified as the ability to understand other cultures and being aware of one’s own cultural assumptions, has been found to be important for sport psychology professionals (SPPs). In the current study, one of a few exploring the SPPs’ own perceived cultural competence, a sample of 203 SPPs completed an online survey examining t...
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The current study was undertaken to develop an understanding of how sport psychology professionals (SPPs) attribute meaning to the concept of culture within the context of their scholarly and applied work. Researchers examined how 25 internationally located SPPs described the construct of culture using Hill’s (2012) Consensual Qualitative Research....
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Cultural competence is imperative for ethical and effective practice in applied sport psychology. Nevertheless, research assessing the cultural competence of sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) is scarce. The purpose of the current study was to explore the cultural awareness, beliefs, and behaviors of SPPs. A total of 193 SPPs, both students and...
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The number of individuals engaging in aerobic exercise, especially in endurance-based activities, is continually increasing as evident in the participation trends of endurance running events such as 10km, half-marathons and marathons. While much is known about the physiological correlates of performance in endurance elite runners, little research h...
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The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) aims to be the leading international and inclusive organisation focused on the development of sport psychology in all regions and cultural areas of the world. In 2019 with the advent of the ISSP – Registry, a renewed need for an up-to-date code of ethics for practitioners that reflected the missi...
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One of the fundamental competencies for psychologists is to practice according to the ethical standards and principles of their profession. Two ways of achieving these standards include engaging in continuing education (CE) and lifelong learning (LL). Sport psychology professionals (SPPs) have frequently noted the importance of engaging in CE and L...
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Despite the multitude of adverse physical and psychosocial consequences of sports injury, evidence also highlights the potential for positive benefits in the injury aftermath. The purpose of this study is to address this gap by exploring the dimensions of personal growth following a severe sports injury. A 3-rounds e-Delphi method was utilized to d...
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Strength and conditioning coaches (SCCs) hold a central role in the development of student-athletes. Although they certainly focus on student-athletes' physical skill development, SCCs are in an ideal position to integrate mental skills into their strength and conditioning sessions. For example, sport psychology (SP) strategies can be used within s...
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Psychological variables such as motivation, self-efficacy, and anxiety have been widely studied in marathon runners, usually within the framework of Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy. It is also assumed a link between self-perceived fitness and physiological performance parameters such as speed at ventilatory thresholds and running economy. The pur...
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Experienced and senior sport psychology practitioners achieved longevity in effective professional practice by embracing sustainable approaches to their profession (Tod, 2007), assumed to be influenced by their positive professional quality of life. The aim of this study was to gain insight into how these practitioners defined and attended to their...
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Background. In the sport context, imagery has been described as the condition in which persons imagine themselves while executing skills to deal with the upcoming task or enhance performance. Systematic reviews have shown that mental imagery improves performance in motor tasks Methods. The aim of the present study was to explore whether imagery viv...
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Scholars within the field of psychology have increasingly reflected on the cost of caring and the quality of life of people in helping professionals. Indeed, the balance between the positive and the challenging aspects of this helping profession has become central in this discourse. In line with these developments, researchers have attempted to bet...
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Abstract This paper presents information about goal setting and how strength and conditioning coaches (SCCs) can incorporate goal setting strategies in their training of athletes. The paper presents an overview of outcome, performance, and process goals, based on the Specific, Measurable, Aggressive yet Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMAART)...
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The chapter provides a brief global history of sport psychology from the 1890s to present.
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Purpose: In a sports context, imagery has been described as the condition in which persons imagine themselves in habits which may lead to increasing and performing skills. Systematic reviews have shown that mental imagery improves performance in motor tasks. The aim of the present study was to explore whether type of sport (team open-skill sports,...
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Mood profiling has a long history in the field of sport and exercise. Several novel mood profile clusters were identified and described in the literature recently (Parsons-Smith, Terry, & Machin, 2017). In the present study, we investigated whether the same clusters were evident in an Italian-language, sport and exercise context. The Italian Mood S...
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Parsons-Smith, Terry, and Machin (2017) recently identified and described six mood profile clusters, representing various combinations of mood scores. The present study investigated whether the same clusters were evident in an Italian language, sport and exercise context. The Italian Mood Scale (ITAMS; Quartiroli, Terry, & Fogarty, 2017) was admini...
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The present research aims to investigate the psychosocial phenomena of obedience and disobedience in young adults residing in the United States, as a replication of a previous study by Pozzi, Fattori, Bocchiaro, and Alfieri (2014). We utilize social representation theory as a means to better understand and define (dis)obedience, a behavioral dimens...
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Engaging in self-care has been proposed as a means of counteracting work–life stress that can negatively impact efforts by sport psychology practitioners (SPPs) to effectively and ethically care for their clients. Utilizing Hill's Consensual Qualitative Research methodological approach, researchers examined the perceptions, experiences, and meaning...
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The current study presents initial validation statistics for the Italian Mood Scale (ITAMS), a culturally- and linguistically-validated Italian version of the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS: Terry and Lane, 2010). The ITAMS was administered to 950 sport participants (659 females), who ranged in age from 16 to 63 years (M = 25.03, SD = 7.62). In the first...
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This purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of sport psychology (SP) scholars and practitioners from developing countries in Africa, specifically from Nigeria. We, the authors, initially describe the value and relevance of shifting toward a culturally sensitive sport psychology (SP) field. We describe Nigerian SP and will position it...
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Previous research has suggested that motives play an important role in several potentially addictive activities including online gaming. The aims of the present study were to (i) examine the mediation effect of different online gaming motives between psychiatric distress and problematic online gaming, and (ii) validate Italian versions of the Probl...
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The usefulness of the online Skype system for qualitative data collection has been well documented, but its application in qualitative data analysis has been largely ignored. This article provides insight into the use of Skype in the context of interdisciplinary team research, with a focus on the analytical phase of a qualitative investigation. Tea...
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Physical activity and happiness have been consistently correlated together, but there has been limited research concerning the influence of physical activity goals and their achievement on happiness. Added to this, people's unique characteristics such as their goal-orientation (i.e., how an individual defines success in sport) can affect how one re...
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Masters athletes compete in athletic events at the elite level after the point when most elite athletes retire (Tanaka and Seals 2008). These athletes typically begin this stage of their competition careers between 30-40 years and continue in this journey in some cases to the age of 90 or older. The purpose of the present study was to explore media...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine motivational constructs and the effect of physical activity engagement on health behaviors in college students who were required to take a 15-week lifetime physical fitness (LPF) course for graduation. Participants: A total of fifty-eight first and second year college students aged between 17 and...
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While imagery research has become popular in recent years, little research has specifi cally investigated diff erences in imagery ability between open- and closed-skill sport activities. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the type of task, open or closed, aff ects vividness and controllability differently. Thirty female classic da...
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Social psychology has always been focused on studying authority relationship without giving a descriptive definition of obedience and disobedience. This study aims to investigate the meaning of obedience and disobedience within a cross-cultural research design involving Italy, Austria and U.S.A.
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Libraries are an inherently sedentary environment, but are an understudied setting for sedentary behavior interventions. To investigate the feasibility of incorporating portable pedal machines in a university library to reduce sedentary behaviors. The 11-week intervention targeted students at a university library. Thirteen portable pedal machines w...
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Intentional weight loss among overweight and obese adults (body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m(2)) is associated with numerous health benefits, but weight loss maintenance (WLM) following participation in weight management programming has proven to be elusive. Many individuals attempting to lose weight join formal programs, especially women, but these progra...
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International Journal of Exercise Science 7(1) : 87-97, 2014. Although the importance of promoting physical activity is well established, researchers have recently considered "sedentary behaviors" as another key risk factor for chronic disease. However, little is known about the motivational processes regulating sedentary behavior on a daily basis....
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Sport and exercise psychology continues to grow as a profession in the US and internationally. In the US, leading concerns for the profession have been difficulties regarding title use, certification/licensure and training. However, it is important to understand current international professional practice challenges the field has encountered. The p...
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This study aimed to examine sport and exercise psychology professionals’ views of the value of the current Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certification and their opinions about a possible examination as part of the certification process. The sample for this study was recruited by sending an email to the SPORTPSY listserve. A Sample...
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Introduction Social psychology has always been focused on studying authority relationship, declined primarily in the behavioral study of obedience to authority (Milgram, 1963). Since Stanley Milgram’s studies (1963, 1974), investigations focused on the behavioral interaction between individuals and authority (Meeus & Raaijmakers, 1986; Dambrun, Vat...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot a theory-based, computer-tailored feedback system for healthy behaviors for college students at a large, public university, aiming to enhance student wellness. A total of 1300 college students were contacted. Sixty–two students completed the eight week intervention. The participants were randomly a...
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Changes that occur in technology and the internet have a strong influence upon the provision of teaching, research and practice within the field of sport and exercise psychology (SEP) and other mental health fields. These influences upon SEP are made even more dramatic given the rate of change in these evolving technologies. The purpose of the curr...
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Since the conception of the field of sport psychology (SP), professionals from Europe and North America have approached the research and practice of SP differently. Currently, the discrepancy between the two variants is not characterized by two opposing visions of sport psychology, but rather by the presence of different structures and organization...
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Since the conception of the field of sport psychology (SP), professionals from Europe and North America have approached the research and practice of SP differently. Currently, the discrepancy between the two variants is not characterized by two opposing visions of sport psychology, but rather by the presence of different structures and organization...
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The authors note that although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) provides a useful tool for assessment and treatment planning, there has been debate over the lack of attention to issues of diversity. The elements of this debate are presented, along with arguments f...

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This project aims to explore, understand, and contribute to the development, maintenance, and flourishing of positive, effective, and competent life-long professional careers in SEP professionals