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Date Permissions Signed

6-21-2019

Date of Award

Summer 2019

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Department or Program Affiliation

Kinesiology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Health and Human Development

First Advisor

Keeler, Linda

Second Advisor

Arthur-Cameselle, Jessyca

Third Advisor

D'Eloia, Melissa H.

Abstract

Approximately 8.6 million sport-related injuries occur yearly in the United States that cause a variety of physical and psychological outcomes. One positive psychological consequence after injury is stress-related growth (SRG), which is positive change experienced after undergoing something stressful. The aim of the present study was to investigate how the full model of basic psychological needs was related to SRG and explore sources of need satisfaction while injured. SRG and basic psychological need satisfaction and frustration was measured in 93 competitive adult athletes who suffered lower limb sport injuries within the past 5 years. Multiple regression analyses did not result in statistically significant relationships between stress-related growth, need fulfillment or frustration, and injury severity, which mostly was contrary to previous findings. Further, the majority of participants reported that only the relatedness need was satisfied in sport and that personal relationships were the most common source of need satisfaction while injured.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1110652202

Subject – LCSH

Stress (Psychology); College athletes--Psychology; Sports injuries--Psychological aspects

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

masters theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

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