MENTAL/ LIFE SKILLS AT BUSINESS SETTINGS : The value of using sport psychology consultants
The objectives of the study were to examine (1) employees' experiences in using mental/life skills and (2) sport psychology consultants' experiences in teaching mental/life skills to employees in business settings. The study was conducted through qualitative interviews. Two interview guides were created to answer the objectives. Six participants, three employees who used mental/ life skills and three consultants who worked both in sports and in business took part in the study. The interviews were analysed inductively. The results pointed towards that mental/ life skills can beneficially be used at workplaces in order to increase effectiveness, improve communication between employees and to develop the employees further. The results also indicated that sport psychology consultants can successfully work in business but additional educations is an advantage. The results of the study are discussed from the point of related theoretical frameworks and research in sport and work psychology.
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