Coping and affect in performance by youth swimmers : an investigation of patterns of coping
Isaak, Kimberly Jane
Master of Science
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The primary purpose of this study was to examine how young swimmers cope with the stress of sport during competition. Specifically, this study will examine if swimmers use a consistent coping style over three different swim meets. The relationships between cognitive appraisal of task importance and goal frustration and coping will also be explored. Last, appraisal, coping self-reported mood will be examined. Subjects will be young swimmers 10 - 16 years of age who were currently training and competing in Thunder Bay Ontario, on the Thunderbolt swim club.