Assessing competence in sport psychology: An action research account

R. I (Vana) Hutter, J. R (Rob) Pijpers, Raôul R.D. Oudejans

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    Competent practice in sport psychology is of utmost importance for the professional status of the field, and hence proper assessment of competence for sport psychology practice is needed. We describe three cycles of action research to improve the assessment of competence in a sport psychology education program. The cycles were directed at (a) empowering supervisors in their assessing role, (b) improving the assessment checklist, and (c) investigating an alternative assessment method. Although challenges remain (e.g., improve the still low interrater reliability), the action research has contributed to an improved quality and higher acceptability of the assessment in the education program.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)80-97
    JournalJournal of sport psychology in action
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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