Show simple item record Martha, Cecile Laurendeau, Jason 2012-10-02T18:35:53Z 2012-10-02T18:35:53Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Martha, C. and J. Laurendeau. (2010). “Are perceived comparative risks realistic amongst high-risk sports participants?” International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 8,2, 129-146. (Human Kinetics) en_US
dc.description.abstract This poper examined how risk sports practitioners, compared with those of the average sports participant, perceive their abilities to manage risks (AMR) and their vulnerability to a serious injury (VSI) whilst participating. We also examined which variables influence perceived comparative VSI. High-risk and moderate-risk sports participonts (n = 432) completed measures of perceived personal AMR, perceived comparative AMR and VSI, and motive of playing to the limit. Results showed that high-risk sports practitioners perceived their VSI as being higher than the average sports participant, while moderate-risk practitioners perceived their VSI as being lower. Perceived comparative VSI was negatively related to perceived personol AMR and positively related to past injury episode, sporting experience, and playing to the limit. In conclusion, perceived comparative risks were similarly realistic amongst high-risk sports practitioners. Future research is needed to further examine the role that perceived comparative risks play in the risk-taking decision-making process. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_US
dc.subject Comparative optimism en_US
dc.subject Realism en_US
dc.subject Perceived abilities en_US
dc.subject Playing to the limit en_US
dc.subject Past injury episodes en_US
dc.subject High risk sports en_US
dc.subject Athletes--Injuries en_US
dc.subject Risk management--Sports en_US
dc.title Are perceived comparative risks realistic among high-risk sports participants? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Sociology Department en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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