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The making of a champion : a constructed reality

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, Frederik Jacobus Albertus, 1946- Gaddie, Toni 2009-08-25T11:03:51Z 2009-08-25T11:03:51Z 2009-08-25T11:03:51Z 2001-08
dc.identifier.citation Gaddie, Toni (2009) The making of a champion : a constructed reality, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores the construction and experience of the sports champion's reality. In studying reality and its construction, I became familiar with, the post-modern perspective of reality and with theories such as systems theory, cybernetics, radical constructivism and social constructionism, which fall under the post-modern epistemological umbrella. The dissertation gives an exposition of my journey through this maze of theories, from a position of "knowing" how champions are made towards a more complex position of uncertainty and possibility. This is followed by an account of the qualitative research that I undertook, within a social constructionist framework, in which I used thematic discourse analysis. Finally, I interpret the discourses emerging from the analysis in order to demonstrate their operation or effect in the construction of a champion's reality. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 144 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Reality en
dc.subject Reality construction en
dc.subject New epistemology en
dc.subject Systems thinking en
dc.subject Cybernetics en
dc.subject Constructivism en
dc.subject Radical constructivism en
dc.subject Social constructionism en
dc.subject Champions en
dc.subject Sports champions en
dc.subject Discourse analysis en
dc.subject.ddc 796.01
dc.subject.lcsh Sports -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Success -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Tennis en
dc.title The making of a champion : a constructed reality en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

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