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Role strain in talent development : a psycho-social perspective on the dual careers of junior elite athletes

Van Rens, Florentina Engelina Corrita Aimée (2015) Role strain in talent development : a psycho-social perspective on the dual careers of junior elite athletes. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This thesis developed and validated the Role Strain Questionnaire for Junior Athletes (RSQ-JA), an instrument designed to measure the role strain junior elite athletes experience in their multiple life domains (e.g., school, sport, family and friendships). Results supported a 22-item five factor structure for the RSQ-JA. These factors reflected five components of role strain, namely; (i) overload in school, (ii) overload in sport and between roles, (iii) conflict, (iv) underload, and (v) ambiguity. The RSQ-JA therefore provides the first valid measure to assess the role strain associated with the dual careers of junior elite athletes.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: life satisfaction, coping strategies, adolescents, well-being, stress, sport psychology, education, educational psychology, psychosocial, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 00:16
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 00:16
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30988
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