Applied Research The Overtraining Syndrome: A Multicontextual Assessment

Meehan, Heidi L and Bull, Stephen J and Wood, Dan M and James, David V (2004) Applied Research The Overtraining Syndrome: A Multicontextual Assessment. Sport Psychologist, 18 (2). ISSN 0888-4781

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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
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: David James
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 13:59
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 14:20
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/398

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