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Relationship between behaviour patterns, coping and sports injuries

dc.contributor.advisorCrossman, Jane
dc.contributor.authorGee, Sarah Leigh
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between Type A and Type B behaviour patterns and sports injury. A secondary purpose was to investigate the relationship between behaviour patterns and coping styles of injured athletes. Male athletes (N = 85) who competed in competitive and recreational soccer leagues completed the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS) to determine their behaviour pattern type. Those athletes who sustained an injury throughout the season (n = 17) completed the Coping with Health and Injury Problems (CHIP) scale to determine their coping strategy. Results showed no significant differences between JAS scale scores of injured and non-injured groups. However, a correlation was found between JAS Hard-driving/Competitive (H/C) sub-scale with Distraction Coping, r = .579 (p = .05). This finding revealed that individuals with high scores on the JAS H/C subscale were more inclined to cope through distraction methods such as concentrating on alternate tasks they wish to accomplish.
dc.subjectSports psychology
dc.subjectSports injuries (Psychological aspects)
dc.subjectAthletics and behaviour patterns
dc.titleRelationship between behaviour patterns, coping and sports injuries
dc.typeThesis of Science University

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