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Hafiar H, Prastowo A A, Kadiyono A L, Sofyan D, Purnomo E. The Research Map Regarding the Importance of Communication in Athlete Success: Bibliometric Analysis. Ann Appl Sport Sci 2024; 12
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1- Faculty of Communication Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, Indonesia. , hanny.hafiar@unpad.ac.id
2- Faculty of Communication Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, Indonesia.
3- Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, Indonesia.
4- Department of Physical Education, Universitas Majalengka, Majalengka, Indonesia.
5- Faculty of Sport Science, Universitas Negeri Padang, Padang, Indonesia.
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Background. Communication in sports requires special attention, especially for athletes who are in direct contact with coaches, spectators, etc.
Objectives. Based on an examination of 49 years of papers related to communication with athletes published in diverse scientific documents, we examine developments in the field in this article using bibliometric analysis. This is a bibliometric review of publications related to communication between coaches and or among athletes to identify authors, countries, affiliations, the most relevant sources, and the evolution of scientific results, thematic maps, and keywords.
Methods. On February 8, 2023, the metadata search in the Scopus database using the search terms "athlete” and "communication" resulted in a total of 519 documents.
Results. The author's keyword "communication" was the one that appeared in the most, with a total of 45 occurrences, followed by "athlete" with 44 and "sport" with 33 occurrences. The keyword "injury" was the newest keyword that came up ten times in 2017-2021 and 2022. On the thematic map, "crisis communication" is a growing topic that should receive researchers’ attention.
Conclusion. Researchers and scientists interested in this topic might also take advantage of several publications, authors, and trending keywords as references for further research. As a result, sports academics must work on research on the topic of communication in athletes and apply what they learn in training and competition practices.
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  • A research agenda is proposed to understand the dynamics of research and publications about athletes as communication actors. Various studies have documented their various communication activities with coaches, organizations, fellow athletes, spectators and fans which shows the important role of communication in supporting the success of an athlete at various levels, sports and regions.
  • Those in the sports and communication fields can utilize these research findings to continue to understand how the role of communication can be developed and optimized to increase the performance and prestige of an athlete and the sport they play. Communication involving athletes requires special attention from the academics and stakeholders involved because the development of information technology has penetrated communication aspects in various contexts.

Type of Study: Systematic Review/Meta Analysis | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2023/09/20 | Accepted: 2023/11/21

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