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350022 SE BA3I - Bachelor Paper (2021S)

Fachgruppen: Sportpsychologie

14.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 12 participants
Language: German



Meeting GRÖPEL: March11, April15, May19, and June17, 14:00-15:30, online or Lab Sport Psychology (USZ II, 1st floor)


Aims, contents and method of the course

Coordination: Peter Gröpel

Peter GRÖPEL (Topics): Psychological Determinants of *Sport

*select a sport type (e.g. “Psychological Determinants of Soccer”).

Different types of sport place different demands on athletes, which in turn may reflect considerably different factors underlying successful performance in a sport type. In order to build up necessary skills for a particular sport and target psychological interventions, the identification of psychological determinants of that sport constitutes the essential first step. The aim of this bachelor thesis therefore is to select a particular sport and, using a structured interview with athletes, identify the relevant psychological determinants. Students will learn and apply Performance Profiling, an easy-to-use method to identify physical and psychological determinants of sports. They are expected to conduct (and analyze) semi-structured interviews with 10 athletes (and/or coaches) from their selected sport. The supervision will be provided in group settings; there will be four obligatory meetings: March11, April15, May19, and June17, 14:00-15:30, online or Lab Sport Psychology (USZ II, 1st floor)


Björn KRENN (Topics):

Assessment and permitted materials

Bachelor Thesis

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

GRÖPEL: Active co-working (20%), completion of an exposé by May 23 (31%), and composition of a scientific final thesis according to the institute's guidelines (49%). The BA thesis should be composed either in German or English.


Examination topics

Reading list

Butler, R. J., & Hardy, L. (1992). The performance profile: Theory and application. The Sport Psychologist, 6(3), 253-264.
Weston, N., Greenlees, I., & Thelwell, R. (2012). A review of Butler and Hardy's (1992) performance profiling procedure within sport. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6(1), 1-21.

This basic literature will be provided by the supervisor. However, it is also expected that students search for further literature, especially regarding the selected sport type.


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