Research Repository

Coping and Coping Effectiveness in Relation to a Competitive Sport Event: Pubertal Status, Chronological Age, and Gender Among Adolescent Athletes

Nicholls, A, Polman, Remco, Morley, D and Taylor, N (2009) Coping and Coping Effectiveness in Relation to a Competitive Sport Event: Pubertal Status, Chronological Age, and Gender Among Adolescent Athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 31 (3). pp. 299-317. ISSN 0895-2779 (print) 1543-2904 (online)

Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.

Abstract

An aim of this paper was to discover whether athletes of different pubertal status, chronological age, and gender reported distinct coping strategies in response to stress during a competitive event in their sport. A secondary aim was to examine pubertal status group, chronological age, and gender differences in coping effectiveness. Participants were adolescent athletes (n = 527), classified as beginning-pubertal (n = 59), midpubertal (n = 189), advanced-pubertal (n = 237), and postpubertal (n = 22). Findings revealed that there were small, but significant differences in how athletes of different pubertal status and chronological age coped. There were also significant differences between how athletes of different pubertal status perceived the effectiveness of their coping strategies. Interestingly, our results suggested that the relationship between pubertal status and coping and coping effectiveness is different from the relationship between chronological age and coping and coping effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22544, stress management, coping effectiveness, athletes, gender differences, chronological age
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Related URLs:
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 00:45
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 22:24
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7699
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.31.3.299
ePrint Statistics: View download statistics for this item
Citations in Scopus: 22 - View on Scopus

Repository staff only

View Item View Item

Search Google Scholar