The relationship between sources of confidence and re-injury anxiety among injured athletes.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The focus on the present study was to investigate the relationship between sources of confidence and re-injury anxiety among injured athletes. Injured athletes (N=45) completed the Modified Sources of Sport-Confidence Questionnaire (M-SSCQ; Magyar & Duda, 2000) and the Re-Injury Anxiety Inventory (RIAI; Walker, Thatcher & Lavellee, 2010). A multiple regression analysis was adopted in order to examine the relationship between sources of confidence and the subscales of re-injury anxiety (frequency rehabilitation, intensity rehabilitation, frequency re-entry, and intensity re-entry). This analysis also gave a score as to the variance the M-SSCQ could explain the re-injury anxiety subscales. All subscales were found to be significant (p<.05) when explained by M-SSCQ. Social support (p<.01) and environmental comfort (p<.05) were found to individually contribute to an increase in re-injury anxiety in both a rehabilitation setting and on re-entry phase. Self-presentation was also found to be significant (p<.01) to increase the frequency of re-injury anxiety in rehabilitation. These findings suggest that specific sources of confidence can increase re-injury anxiety and reduce the chances of successful return to competition. However further qualitative research may help to explain why athletes perceive this to be the case
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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