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Lorcan Cronin is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and member of the teaching team for the Sport and Exercise Science degree programme. He joined Edge Hill University in 2016 having worked at the University of Bolton as a Lecturer from 2014-2016.

Research interests

Lorcan’s research focuses predominantly on the area of positive youth development through sport. The main aim of his research is to enhance young peoples’ development, health and well-being through sport and physical education. During his PhD, he developed and later published an original scale that assesses eight key life skills that young people learn through sport and physical education. The eight life skills are teamwork, goal setting, social skills, problem solving, emotional skills, leadership, time management and communication. Lorcan’s current research uses this scale to investigate how coaches and teachers can better promote the learning of life skills within sport and physical education. Additionally, future studies will investigate how developing life skills through sport or physical education can promote other positive outcomes such as health, well-being, and academic achievement.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Stirling

… → 2015

Sport & Exercise Psychology, MSc, Bangor University

… → 2010

Psychology, BSc, Dublin Business School

… → 2008

Business Administration, BA, Nova Southeastern University

… → 2006

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Research Output

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
    216 Downloads (Pure)

    Development and initial validation of the Life Skills Scale for Sport

    Cronin, L. & Allen, J., 31 Jan 2017, In : Psychology of Sport & Exercise. 28, p. 105-119

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    Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    132 Downloads (Pure)

    Transformational leadership and task cohesion in sport: The mediating role of inside sacrifice

    Cronin, L., Calum, A., Hardy, J. & Callow, N., 28 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 37, p. 23-36

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    Open Access
  • 26 Citations (Scopus)
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    Developmental Experiences and Well- Being in Sport: The Importance of the Coaching Climate

    Cronin, L. & Allen, J., 31 Mar 2015, In : The Sport Psychologist. 29, 1, p. 62-71

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  • 21 Citations (Scopus)
    75 Downloads (Pure)