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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Janeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLavallee, Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ailsa Gen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Alisonen_UK
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies have demonstrated that strong and exclusive athletic identity is a risk factor for adjustment difficulties following major sport career transitions (e.g., Cecić Erpič, Wylleman, & Zupančič, 2004; Grove, Lavallee, & Gordon, 1997). However, research investigating the influence of athletic identity on adjustment to negative events that athletes encounter more routinely is scant. This study adopted a stress perspective (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984) and qualitative method to examine the influence of athletic identity on athletes' appraisal and coping responses to underperforming. Three male and three female UK international track athletes provided accounts of their experiences of underperforming in semi-structured interviews. Athletic identity was established with the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS; Brewer, Van Raalte, & Linder, 1993), in addition to qualitative data. Case studies were constructed and cross-case comparisons revealed that athletes with strong and exclusive athletic identity appraised underperforming as a threat to their self-identities, experienced intense emotional disturbance and implemented emotionfocused and avoidance coping. These findings suggest that the risks of over-identification with the athlete role are more widespread than is currently recognized and highlight the need for intervention programs that encourage athletes to invest in non-sport sources of identification.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sporten_UK
dc.relationMcKay J, Lavallee D, Anderson AG & White A (2006) The influence of athletic identity on cognitive appraisals and coping following underperforming among international track athletes [Vpliv športne identitete vrhunskih atletov na kognitivno ocenjevanje in soočanje z neuspešnostjo v športu]. Kinesiologia Slovenica, 12 (1), pp. 48-62.
dc.rightsPublisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Kinesiologia Slovenica by University of Ljubljana.en_UK
dc.subjectathletic identityen_UK
dc.subjectelite sporten_UK
dc.subjectcognitive appraisalsen_UK
dc.subjectcase studyen_UK
dc.titleThe influence of athletic identity on cognitive appraisals and coping following underperforming among international track athletesen_UK
dc.title.alternativeVpliv športne identitete vrhunskih atletov na kognitivno ocenjevanje in soočanje z neuspešnostjo v športuen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleKinesiologia Slovenicaen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcKay, Jane|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLavallee, David|0000-0002-3829-293Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnderson, Ailsa G|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWhite, Alison|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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