The student-athletes coping strategy and sources of stress

Omar-Fauzee M. S., and Don Yahya, and Samad Norinda, and Abdullah Nagoor Meera, and Parnabas Vincent, and Mohd Nizam Nazarudin, and Geok, Soh Kim (2014) The student-athletes coping strategy and sources of stress. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences., 4 (3). pp. 386-405.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the sources of stress and coping strategies among university athletes. Fifteen athletes from a selected university Rugby Sport of Excellence Program in Malaysia aged between18 to 23 years old agreed to participate in this study. Starting from the top level, only 7% of the players have the experience playing at national level, a majority of 60% of them have the experience playing at the state level, 20% at the district level while 13% of the players only play at school level. Qualitative methodology was utilized in this investigation and the interview transcript was analyzed inductively. The results show four sources of stress: feeling nervous before the game, injuries, disruption from the audience and personal problems. Whereas, there are five coping strategies: social support, positive self-talk, mind set, remembering previous success and physical preparation. Recommendations were also suggested in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress; Coping strategies; Rugby players; University student-athletes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 11:53

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