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Stress, emotions and athletes’ positive adaptation to sport: Contributes from a transactional perspective

TURNER, Martin; jones, marc;
Open Access English
  • Publisher: novapublishers
Abstract
Stress is ubiquitous in sport, so understanding the causes and consequences of stress is an important endeavour. This chapter provides theoretical and research evidence for the transactional perspective of adaptation to sport, and is focused chiefly on the emergence of the Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA). The TCTSA not only offers a structure for understanding how athletes react in performance situations, it also provides a framework for stress management with a view to enhancing athletic performance. We provide a historical account of the emergence of the challenge and threat concepts, then we provide a synthesis of the research relati...
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