Intervention program based on coaching in young high performance athletes and their relationship with the perception of well-being and psychological health

Alejo Sebastian García-Naveira, Alexandre García-Mas, Roberto Ruiz-Barquín, Enrique Cantón Chirivella


The aim of this work is to study the effect of a coaching program on the perception of general and emotional health (measured by the GHQ-12; Sánchez-López and Dresch, 2008) and the psychological well-being (measured using the EBP; Diaz et al, 2006) in a group of young elite athletes. The results indicate that the experimental group (n = 38), after completion of the coaching program (with an average of 4-6 sessions, and 45-60 minutes per session), improved their perception of well-being and psychological health. These changes are not observed in the control group (n = 41). We conclude that when a coaching intervention makes improvements in the life of the person is possible that the psychological well-being and the perception of his/her health are also enhanced.


Sport performance; Coaching program; Emotional health; Psychological well-being

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