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The Psychological Aspects Of Injury In Sport

Mohd Nor, Mohad Anizu (2001) The Psychological Aspects Of Injury In Sport. Jurnal Teknologi E (34E). pp. 39-50. ISSN 0127-9696


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The benefit of sports and physical activity are widely known. However, the risk of injury is an unfavourable consequence in physical training. Age, gender, injury history, body size, local anatomy and biomechanics, aerobic fitness, muscle strength, psychological and psychosocial facotrs as well as general mental ability are factors in the predisposition to injury. In sports, regardless of the best efforts of coaches and trainers, injuries do occur. One of the most important aspects in sports injury is the psychological aspect. Which include psychological variables as predictors of injury occurrence, athlete’s psychological response to injury, psychological aspects of the rehabilitation process, and also psychological readiness to return to competition. Psychological factors of injury occurrence in sports can be predicted. Among the factors already studied are the stress responses, personality, history of stressors, coping resources, stte-trait anxiety, self-esteem, nd mental toughness. With regard to the psychological response to injury, aa few factors such as emotions and behaviour of the injured athletes have been identified. Studies on the psychological aspects of the rehabilitation process have indicated that injured aathletes need a number of approaches that can be implemented such as communication skills and motivation techniques. Nevertheless, injured athletes need to consider some psychological readiness factors to return to competition like anxiety, fear and loss of confidence which subsequently may affect their performance when they return to competition.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sport, injury, psychological, predictors, response, rehabilitation, competition
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:998
Deposited By: Mohd. Nazir Md. Basri
Deposited On:23 Feb 2007 07:41
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 04:17

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