Personality correlates of slump-related coping among athletes

Nolan Heard

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    Abstract

    [Truncated] This research examined selected aspects of personality and their relationships with the ways in which athletes coped with a slump in competitive form. A series of studies were carried out, including factor analyses of slump-referenced versions of the four coping instruments used to assess the athletes coping strategies. The factor structures for the coping scales obtained from these analyses were subsequently used to assess the athletes coping responses. Six empirical studies were then undertaken to examine personality's influence upon the athletes coping responses. The first three studies examined together the personality dispositions of optimism and trait sport-confidence as correlates of slump-related coping. The last three studies examined separately the dispositions of perfectionism, self-consciousness, and achievement orientations as correlates of slump-related coping. Across these studies, there were consistent findings regarding general coping strategy use.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
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    Publication statusUnpublished - 2002

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