The Overtraining Syndrome: A Multi-contextual Assessment

Wood, Dan M and Meehan, D and Bull, S.J. and James, David V (2004) The Overtraining Syndrome: A Multi-contextual Assessment. Sports Psychologist, 18 (2). pp. 154-171. ISSN 1543-2793

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Abstract

The present study explored the experiences of five competitive endurance athletes (1 female, 4 male) diagnosed with the overtraining syndrome (OTS). A multicontextual method of inquiry was used, which first involved a medical examination whereby OTS was diagnosed according to established criteria. In addition, 2 questionnaires were administered: the Athlete Daily Hassle Scale (Albinson & Pearce, 1998) and the Coping Response Inventory (Moos, 1992), and a semistructured interview was conducted. Individual case studies were then developed and cross-case analysis carried out. Findings from the present study illustrate that together with sport stress, nonsport stress appears to make an important contribution to the experience of those athletes diagnosed with the OTS. This finding provides evidence to support anecdotes in previous reports.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Overtraining syndrome (OTS), Endurance athletes
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:03
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 11:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/122

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