Re-appraising stress appraisals: The underlying properties of stress in sport

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dc.contributor.author Day, Melissa C.
dc.contributor.author Thatcher, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-05T14:02:47Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-05T14:02:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-05
dc.identifier.citation Day , M C & Thatcher , J 2008 , Re-appraising stress appraisals: The underlying properties of stress in sport . Elsevier . en
dc.identifier.isbn 1469-0292
dc.identifier.other PURE: 88398
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/769
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/769
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6W6K-4NJWNV3-1&_user=427455&_coverDate=04%2F24%2F2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000020498&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=427455&md5=4792e5317ce10b12d45ca6868221a991 en
dc.description Thatcher, J. and Day, M. (2008). Re-appraising stress appraisals: The underlying properties of stress in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 9 (3), pp. 318-335 en
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the underlying properties of athletes¿ stressful appraisals. According to Lazarus and Folkman [(1984). Stress, appraisal and coping. New York: Springer] all meaningful situations that are appraised as stressful will include one of eight properties. These properties are: novelty, predictability, event uncertainty, imminence, duration, temporal uncertainty, ambiguity and timing in relation to the life cycle. Design: This study aimed to examine whether these underlying properties are relevant to the sporting context and if any further properties exist within this context using a qualitative interview approach. Methods: Sixteen national level trampolinists took part in interviews which focused on their most stressful competitive experience. Results: Following deductive content analysis all properties were found to have relevance to a sporting domain. Two further properties of Self and Other Comparison and Inadequate Preparation were also revealed which were proposed to be specific to a sporting context. Conclusions: Suggestions are made concerning future research to extend this line of inquiry and our understanding of stress appraisals. en
dc.format.extent 18 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.title Re-appraising stress appraisals: The underlying properties of stress in sport en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Report (commissioned) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en


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