Analysis of draft publicly funded research in Sport Psychology.

  • Aurelio Olmedilla Universidad de Murcia
  • Enrique Ortega Universidad de Murcia
  • Juan González Universidad de Murcia
  • Diego Hernán-Villarejo Universidad de Murcia
Keywords: Sport Psychology, Research Projects, Public Funding


The aim of this study was to analyze the Research Projects I+D+i financed by the National Plan in the area of psychology and management in the area of Sport Management, as well as granted by the Sports Council. Thiswas recorded on the website of the Ministry of Innovation and Science projects related to sports science (n = 155) and those associated with psychology (n = 646). In addition there were projects awarded by the National Sports Council (CSD) (n = 203). From each of the approved projects have analyzed the following variables: year of the grant, gender researcher, principal investigator name, Region, University or agency, the grant amount,project type, project mode of Psychology sport and type of sample projects of Sport Psychology. The results indicate that the grant is much larger project of Sport Psychology in the “Plan Nacional” managed within the area of sport management and the Sports Council, that are managed within the management area of psychology, and well in all of them is much higher percentage of men than women as principal investigator. The regions of Cataluña, Valencia, Andalucía and Extremadura are spread over 70% of the approved projects in Sport Psychology. Among the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Extremadura and the University ofValencia are distributed over a third of all projects of Sport Psychology. The Psychology of Sport mode with more projects is the Health and Quality of Life, followed Motivation and Emotion and Psychobiology of Sport.


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Olmedilla, A., Ortega, E., González, J., & Hernán-Villarejo, D. (1). Analysis of draft publicly funded research in Sport Psychology. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(3), 714-723.
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