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Sources of stress, stress reactions and coping strategies used by elite female golfers

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dc.contributor.advisor Magnusson, Kris
dc.contributor.author Spriddle, Jennifer W. Miller-Tait
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-13T20:28:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-13T20:28:55Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/229
dc.description xi, 125 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Golf is an individual sport in which performance is publicly judged daily on the basis of a golfer's scores. Elite golfers, who are required to play well on a consistent basis in order to maintain rankings, must be able to handle competitive situations and pressure in order to succeed. This study explores the sources of stress, stress reactions (emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological), and coping strategies used by elite amateur and professional female golfers. Four elite amateur golfers and four professional golfers participated in this study. Structured individual interviews were used to gain insight into the sources of stress, stress reactions, and coping strategies used by the two groups of golfers. The responses given by the elite amateur golfers and the professional golfers were analyzed, and common themes were developed. The results indicate that stress is an individual response to each golfer's perception of her ability to cope with a situation. Although they recognized stress at different and in different ways, these golfers used some common cognitive and behavioral strategies to deal with stressful situations. It is important for sport psychologists to understand the common sources of stress, stress reactions, and effective coping strategies used by elite golfers, in order to generate effective stress intervention programs for golfers of all skill levels. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2004 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Stress (Psychology) en
dc.subject Stress management en
dc.subject Adjustment (Psychology) en
dc.subject Stress tolerance (Psychology) en
dc.subject Women golfers -- Attitudes en
dc.subject Stress (Physiology) en
dc.title Sources of stress, stress reactions and coping strategies used by elite female golfers en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education

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