The Effect of Stressors and Social Support on Psychological Responses to Injury
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study was designed to match social support types with stressors, using the matching hypothesis, to examine. the validity of the bufFering hypothesis of social support upon psychological responses to injury. Thirty-five injured athletes of mixed sports and abilities completed measures of shessors, social support and psychological responses. Moderated hierarchical regression analyses of the measures revealed 2 significant and I approaching significant, stress-buffering effects of social support types tangible, informational and esteem, upon the psychological response restlessness. The results demonstrate the importance of conectly matching specific types of sport-relevant social support with the demands of the stressors affecting psychological rcsponse. They also highlight the need for further research into this area to ensure cor¡ect provider/recipient interactions to occur.
BSc (Hons) Sport, P.E. and Recreation
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