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Self presentation concerns and risky rehabilitation behaviors among adolescent athletes
Texas Tech University, USA.
Texas Tech University, USA.
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2011 (English)In: Sport and Exercise Psychology: Human Performance, Well-being and Health: Proceedings of the 13th FEPSAC European Congress of Sport Psychology / [ed] Sidonio Serpa, Nelson Teixeira, Maria Joao Almeida, Antonio Rosado, Funchal: Instituto do Desporto da Região Autónoma da Madeira, IP-RAM (IDRAM, IP-RAM) , 2011, 223-223 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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Self-presentational concerns have been shown to predict a range of health damaging behaviors in a variety of life domains (Martin Ginis & Leary, 2004). The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-presentational concerns and injured athlete health-risk behaviors (e.g., overdoing rehabilitation). Data with currently injured US adolescent athletes (n=90) competing in a range of high school sports was obtained. Self-presentational concerns about appearing athletically untalented (AAU), physical appearance (PA), fatigued/lacking in energy (FLE), and mental composure inadequacies (MCI) were assessed using the 21-item Self-Presentation in Sport Questionnaire (SPSQ; McGowan, Prapavessis, & Wesch, 2008). Injury risk behaviors were measured using the Rehabilitation Behaviors and Beliefs Questionnaire (RBBQ) and a modified version of the Injury Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport Scale (I-PRRS; Glazer, 2009).As the RBBQ was a novel instrument, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted. EFA results indicated two distinct interpretable factors with eigenvalues exceeding 1.0?rehabilitation behaviors (RBBQ-RBH, ?=.80) and rehabilitation beliefs (RBBQ-RBL, ?=.78). Subsequent correlational analysis revealed significant small to moderate correlations between AAU, MCI and the RBH factor (r = .29-.30, p < .01). Finally, linear stepwise regression analyses indicated that AAU predicted 9.2% (8.2% adjusted) of the variance in risky rehabilitation behaviors (RBBQ-RBH; ? = .304, p <.01). These findings suggest that athletes with greater self-presentational concerns may be more likely to engage in risky rehabilitation behaviors. Minimizing concerns about appearing athletically untalented may be important for preventing risk behaviors that increase the subsequent likelihood of reinjury and diminished post-injury performance.

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Funchal: Instituto do Desporto da Região Autónoma da Madeira, IP-RAM (IDRAM, IP-RAM) , 2011. 223-223 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-16258ISBN: 978-972-98090-2-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-16258DiVA: diva2:441529
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The 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Madeira, 12-17 July, 2011
Available from: 2011-09-16 Created: 2011-09-16 Last updated: 2013-03-19Bibliographically approved

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