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dc.contributor.authorWright-Hamilton, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-15T09:00:17Z
dc.date.available2014-08-15T09:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/6013
dc.descriptionDEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCEen_US
dc.description.abstractDespite the importance afforded to re-injury anxiety in an injured athlete’s return to sport and the suggestion that confidence may off-set this, there has been a lack of focused research into the relationship between re-injury anxiety and confidence. The aim of the present study was to address this oversight by exploring the relationship between sources of confidence and re-injury anxiety. Injured athletes (N=40) who had been injured for a minimum of 6 weeks and had competed at club level or above, completed the Modified Sources of Sport-Confidence Questionnaire (M-SSCQ; Magyar & Duda, 2000) and the Reinjury Anxiety Inventory (RIAI; Walker, Thatcher & Lavallee, 2010). Multiple regression analysis was conducted to determine the relationship between the nine sources of confidence used by athletes and re-injury anxiety. The results indicated that during rehabilitation, there was a significant relationship between re-injury anxiety and mastery (p<.05) and physical self-presentation (p<.05). During return to sport, there was a significant relationship between re-injury anxiety and mental and physical preparation (p<.05) and physical self-presentation (p<.001). The findings suggest that specific sources of confidence are significantly related to re-injury anxiety. Furthermore, the findings suggest that certain sources of confidence may play an important role in helping injured athletes offset the potentially detrimental effects of re-jury anxiety. Future research could gain a further insight into the relationship between sources of confidence and re-injury anxiety by examining this relationship over the three distinct phases of the injury process.en_US
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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.titleTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOURCES OF CONFIDENCE AND RE-INJURY ANXIETY IN INJURED ATHLETESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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