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The student-athletes coping strategy and sources of stress


M.S., Omar Fauzee and Don, Yahya and Samad, Norinda and Abdullah, Nagoor Meera and Parnabas, Vincent and Nazaruddin, Mohd Nizam and Soh, Kim Geok (2014) The student-athletes coping strategy and sources of stress. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 4 (3). pp. 386-405. ISSN 2249-5894


The purpose of this study was to examine the sources of stress and coping strategies among university athletes. Fifteen athletes from a selected university Rugby Sport of Excellence Program in Malaysia aged between18 to 23 years old agreed to participate in this study. Starting from the top level, only 7% of the players have the experience playing at national level, a majority of 60% of them have the experience playing at the state level, 20% at the district level while 13% of the players only play at school level. Qualitative methodology was utilized in this investigation and the interview transcript was analyzed inductively. The results show four sources of stress: feeling nervous before the game, injuries, disruption from the audience and personal problems. Whereas, there are five coping strategies: social support, positive self-talk, mind set, remembering previous success and physical preparation. Recommendations were also suggested in the paper.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: International Journals of Multidisciplinary Research Academy
Keywords: Stress; Coping strategies; Rugby players; University student-athletes
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 08:27
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 08:27
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35814
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