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dc.contributor.authorHolborough, Luke
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-21T10:45:51Z
dc.date.available2011-03-21T10:45:51Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/2619
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and motivation levels of recently injured athletes, throughout the duration of the recovery process, and examine how these factors influenced adherence levels. Similar themes were identified from the interview process which, consisted of semi-structured interviews being carried out on recently injured participants (n=3) at different phases of recovery. This illustrated the temporal nature of motivation throughout recovery. Themes acknowledged, related to motives to return to sport, appraisal and emotional responses, and stressors perceived, all of which influenced motivation levels to adhere. The perceived importance of the different themes altered throughout, with the participants identifying the coping strategies which were more advantageous at what phase, depending on their cognitive thoughts and feelings. Motivational levels in the participants were initially high in the early phase, which decreased in correlation to adherence in the middle phase, and then increased further in their return to sport. The three needs of the self determination theory (Deci and Ryan, 1985) were evident in all phases and provided an explanation for the decrease in adherence levels during the recovery phase, therefore provided the underpinning framework for the study. These findings indicate that the self determination theory offers a valuable framework for practitioners and coaches hoping to assist athletes throughout the injury rehabilitation.en_GB
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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Wales Institute Cardiffen
dc.subjectSport Psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectInjuryen_GB
dc.titleExploring the Effects of Long Term Injury on Motivation Levels, and Adherence to a Rehabilitation Programme within the Conceptual Framework of the Self Determination Theoryen_GB
dc.typeThesisen_GB


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