Module title: Stress, Performance and Behaviour

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09115
Module leader: Tom Campbell
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to :
SES08110 Introduction to Sport & Business Psychology [online]
or have passed this module

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Campbell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is an online module with the taught component comprising a series of on-demand introductory webinars and podcasts with associated readings. There is an emphasis on task-driven learning with students being required to apply theoretical concepts to identify and investigate possible environmental and psychosocial risk-factors within a sporting organisation and consider how a process of change might be implemented to reduce the possible impact of stressors upon an (age group) athlete operating within the organisation.





Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs through end of unit self-assessment tests and peer and tutor feedback on contributions to discussion forums.

Summative Assessment:
There are two components to the summative assessment: an online assessment (theory), students can access the digital exam at any point from week 4 until week 12 and a report reflecting on; the potential factors causing stress within a sporting organisation, an assessment of the risks, and suggestions for behavioural change which would positively impact on elite athletes, in week 14/15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 190
Online Guided independent study 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1,2 12 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Report 80 2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Cedric English
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended learning approach will be achieved via a combination of face-to-face contact in the form of workshops and online learning resources. Face-to-face contact will facilitate group interactions and peer learning, as well as key skills associated to identifying, evaluating, critically reflecting (LO1+2) and reviewing and applying (LO3 + 4) theoretical concepts relating to the environmental and psychosocial factors contributing to stress. A case study approach will be adopted to introduce you to these topics.

Online learning resources will provide additional content that can be accessed based on individualised needs. These resources will provide students with information associated with critical reflection and evaluation (LO1 + LO2), critically reviewing and applying theoretical concepts (LO3 + 4).

A Moodle presence will enable tutor and student-led online discussions throughout the course of the module to facilitate learning and engagement.



Formative Assessment:
During the face to face workshop delivery, case studies will be presented at which time you will be asked to review, evaluate and present on the issues in small groups, as you perceive them. Feedback will be provided on your approach to evaluation and the use of theory. This feedback will be used to inform the second formative task and also the final summative assessment for this module.

The second formative task will involve presenting a written proposal for a case study relating to your individual experiences and is to be completing by Week 6. Feedback on this will be provided which will form the basis for your final assessment.

Feedback will also be provided on draft work relating to the final summative task.


Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment for this module will be in the form of a project. You will have identified a suitable case study (agreed in week 6) which will provide you with the backdrop to produce a more robust critical evaluation of the key theoretical areas relating to environmental and psychosocial factors contributing to stress and athletic performance. Throughout this summative assessment process you will identify and evaluate coaching behaviours perceived to impact on athletic development and the implications relating to stress. You will be asked to provide the basis for alternative coaching behaviours and environmental influences that would provide improvement. You will be expected to evaluate theory, the methods used and an interpretation of your findings. You will also be expected to provide reflective commentary on how any changes may impact on and improve your own practice

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Work based learning 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 18
Online Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will investigate the concept of stress from an individual and organisational perspective. The consequences of environmental and psychosocial stress will be examined and students will develop a critical understanding of the major theoretical models of stress and demonstrate the ability to relate these theories to a practical setting. The module is heavily contextualised towards stress and performance within a sporting environment, and will consider how individual attributes, coping strategies and environmental factors may contribute to an elite athlete’s perception of, and response to, stress and their subsequent performance. Strategies for stress management and behavioural change will also be explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect upon the environmental and psychosocial factors which contribute to stress.
LO2: Evaluate the potential effects of stress upon performance and examine different approaches to assessing stress.
LO3: Critically review theoretical models of stress and behavioural change
LO4: Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical concepts to the sporting environment.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - FURNHAM, A. (2005) THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BEHAVIOUR AT WORK: THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE ORGANIZATION.: PSYCHOLOGY PRESS, 2nd ed.
Core - LAVELLE, D., KREMER, J., MORAN, A., & WILLIAMS, M. (2006) SPORT PSYCHOLOGY: CONTEMPORARY THEMES: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1st ed.
Core - LUISELLI, J. K. REED, D. D (2011) BEHAVIOURAL SPORT PSYCHOLOGY EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACHES TO PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT.: SPRINGER, 1st ed.
ARNOLD, R. AND FLETCHER, D. JOURNAL OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY (2012) : HUMAN KINETICS Vol. 34, 3rd ed.
Click here to view the LibrarySearch.