International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 8(1), pp. 32 - 36
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080104
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The Psychological Parameters of Athletic Injuries in Female Collegiate Athletes


Courtenay C. Stewart-Reiner *
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA

ABSTRACT

Introduction/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference in the psychological parameters of life stress and anxiety as risk factors to injury. Methods: Participants in this study are female athletes [n=51, (36 injured, 15 non-injured)] from four various sports teams (basketball, golf, soccer, and softball) at an NCAA Division I college. The participants completed four different questionnaires: an injury report, the Life Events Coping Scale for Collegiate Athletes (LESCA), the Sport Anxiety Scale (SAS), and the Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT). Results: Results indicated that injured athletes experienced more life stress than non-injured athletes and this difference was statistically significant. Results also showed that in personality competitive anxiety and sport competitive anxiety, non-injured athletes have lower anxiety than injured athletes. Conclusion: This study sought to examine the differences in injured and non-injured athletes between psychological parameters that may lead to injury. The difference in life events between injured and non-injured athletes was statistically significant while the difference in personality competitive anxiety and sport competitive anxiety was not statistically significant.

KEYWORDS
Life Events, Personality Competitive Anxiety, Sport Competitive Anxiety

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Courtenay C. Stewart-Reiner , "The Psychological Parameters of Athletic Injuries in Female Collegiate Athletes," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 32 - 36, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080104.

(b). APA Format:
Courtenay C. Stewart-Reiner (2020). The Psychological Parameters of Athletic Injuries in Female Collegiate Athletes. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 8(1), 32 - 36. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080104.