Jenelle Gilbert

Jenelle Gilbert
California State University, Fresno | Fresno State · Department of Kinesiology

Ph.D., CMPC

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Introduction
Jenelle Gilbert currently works at the Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fresno. Jenelle's research focuses on performance psychology. Her main research project is the Mental Toughness UNIFORM, a curriculum designed to teach sport psychology/life skills to adolescent athletes.

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According to Self-determination Theory (SDT), self-determined athletes are more apt to put forth effort and have high levels of self-esteem and well-being (Ryan & Deci, 2002). Studies have identified a strong connection between coach behaviors and athletes’ needs satisfaction, yet few addressed this issue from a coach’s perspective. Therefore, the...
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The purpose of this study was to examine distinct groups of athletes based on their gratitude and coach-athlete relationships (CAR) and to compare the groups on three dimensions of athlete burnout: sense of reduced accomplishment, emotional and physical exhaustion, and sport devaluation. Types of gratitude measured included general trait gratitude,...
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A holistic, multicultural approach to student-athlete mental health, well-being, and performance promotes the consideration of spiritual and religious identities in counseling and consultation. Preliminary research supports the interconnectedness of spirituality, religiosity, and gratitude in athletes; thus, this study sought to replicate Gabana, D...
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This study investigated whether gratitude predicted burnout directly and indirectly through coach–athlete relationships. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Divisions I ( n = 305), II ( n = 202), and III ( n = 89) student-athletes ( N = 596, 76.5% women) completed a survey regarding athlete burnout, coach–athlete relationships, trait gr...
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Gratitude, a character strength of positive psychology, is the affective-cognitive recognition and appreciation that one has benefitted from or received value from others (Emmons & McCullough, 2003; Gabana, Steinfeldt, Wong, & Chung, 2017). Higher levels of gratitude are negatively correlated to lower levels of burnout in NCAA student-athletes (Gab...
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Gratitude is the affective-cognitive recognition and appreciation that one has benefitted from or received value from others (Emmons & McCullough, 2003) and is a growing emphasis in research on well-being (Gable & Haidt, 2005). In the sport domain, higher levels of gratitude are negatively correlated to lower levels of burnout in NCAA student-athle...
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Sport psychology graduate students typically seek opportunities to consult with athletes early in their program, namely collegiate student-athletes (Durand-Bush & Bloom, 2001; Fitzpatrick, Monda & Butters Wooding, 2016). However, due to the competitive atmosphere of NCAA sports and the importance of winning to job security, coaches may favor experi...
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Abstract: According to self-determination theory, individuals have a need to feel: (a) competent, (b) relatedness, or a sense of belongingness or connections with others, and (c) autonomy, or independence in making decisions (Deci & Ryan, 2000). Self-determination theory has been shown to be an important factor in coaching success and how coaches c...
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Coaches lacking a formal background in sport psychology may shy away from teaching these skills in favor of teaching physical skills with which they are more familiar. Other coaches may assume that athletes will learn sport psychology skills as a byproduct of their coaching pedagogy. Regardless, high school coaches are responsible for teaching spor...
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Adolescent athletes can use psychological skills immediately after being taught, but a dearth of empirical evidence exists regarding whether these skills are maintained over time. A 12-week curriculum (i.e., UNIFORM; Gilbert, 2011) was taught to a high school varsity soccer team with three data collection points: pretest, posttest, 4-week follow-up...
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Sport participation can be a stressful experience for some high school athletes. Sustaining a sport injury can further increase athletes' stress levels. Coaches may feel uncomfortable interacting with injured athletes and can unconsciously or purposefully marginalize them. However, coaches have a responsibility toward all of their athletes, includi...
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Thirty-nine college students enrolled in a swimming class participated in a psychological skills training program (PST) called UNIFORM (Gilbert, 2011). The self- efficacy based program examined the relationships between the participants' use of psychological skills, self-efficacy, swim conditioning and techniques. Results demonstrated greater use o...
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IMAGERY OCCURS WHEN ONE USES THE SENSES TO CREATE OR RECREATE AN IMAGE (OR PICTURE) IN THE MIND. USING IMAGERY INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD OF PERFORMANCE SUCCESS, YET IMAGERY USE HAS NOT BEEN FULLY MAXIMIZED IN STRENGTH TRAINING. ATHLETES SEEKING TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE CAN BENEFIT FROM USING IMAGERY SCRIPTS THAT HELP THEM MENTALLY REHEARSE A TASK BEFO...
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The present study examined a 10-week psychological skills training (PST) intervention called UNIFORM (Johnson & Gilbert, 2004) with a community college softball team. The intervention was based on the transtheoretical model (Prochaska & Marcus, 1994). Results showed that the athletes learned the skills, enjoyed the intervention, and significantly i...
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The purpose of this article is to share a sport psychology program (the Psychological UNIFORM) and its unique teaching system (the Game Plan Format) designed specifically for high school (HS) student-athletes. The Game Plan Format uses sport terms (Warm-up, Conditioning, Films, etc.) and includes a multi-method approach (interactive lectures, in-cl...
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The purpose of this exploratory study was to compare the developmental profiles of successful high-school sport coaches, and to determine if elements of a coach's developmental profile were associated with coaching success. Sixteen high-school coaches in the United States - nine who coach basketball and seven cross-country running - participated in...
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Seventy-two college athletic directors (ADs) participated in a survey about (a) previous experience with sport psychology consultants (SPCs), (b) previous exposure to the field, and (c) attitudes toward sport psychology consulting. ADs were confused about appropriate training for SPCs, highlighted by the fact that 66.7% were unaware of any certific...
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This article discusses the various sources of athlete stress and the strategies that coaches can use to help young athletes cope with it. The information is based on a study with a competitive adolescent soccer team and its two coaches, and a review of the coaching and sport psychology literature. The suggested coaching strategies can help to allev...
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The number of overweight and obese youth has been increasing dramatically in recent decades, and there is no sign the trend is ending (Ogden, Legal, Carroll, & Johnson, 2002). Many factors have been suggested as causes, including decreased physical activity, more television viewing, and larger portion sizes. Exercise behaviors and attitudes develop...
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The purpose of the article is to provide an overview of an applied sport psychology intervention designed for high school student-athletes. To illustrate the process, as well as the product, each year of the two-year project is presented separately. Problems encountered with this type of intervention, such as working in the high school environment,...
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Most athletes can benefit from practicing and using mental skills within a sport context, but budgets do not always allow the hiring of a Sport Psychologists to implement a mental skills training program. With guidance, however, dedicated coaches can help athletes develop the mental side of their game by providing basic psychological skills. A simp...
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Presents the findings of a study that explored Interactive Bibliotherapy (IB) as an inservice practice to help prepare educators for the roles and responsibilities associated with inclusion. Concludes that IB can provide the vehicle by which educators' intrapersonal growth becomes an integral part of the construction of their knowledge and practice...
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The purpose of the study was to examine whether elementary school children could learn to: (1) relax themselves at will, (2) implement stress control strategies, and (3) increase the frequency of their highlights (simple pleasures or meaningful experiences in one's day) when taught Orlick's Positive Living Skills Program. Results showed that by imp...

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