Ess 3318 - Injury 11

Ess 3318 - Injury 11 - Psychosocial Aspects of Sport Injury...

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Psychosocial Aspects of Sport Injury
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Causes of Sport Injury Injuries don’t just happen… they are caused Environmental, Biomechanical, or anatomical factors Psychological factors Often these causal factors interact.
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Causes of sport injury Physical factors are the primary causes of athletic injuries, but psychological factors also contribute. Psychological Antecedents Personality factors Mixed findings about personality factors associated with injuries E.g., Paradox of Sensation Seeking (Smith, Smoll, Ptacek, 1990)
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Causes: How Injuries Happen Although personality has yielded mixed findings, Stress is consistently related to injury onset (Andersen and Williams, 1988 - revised by Williams & Andersen, 1998)
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