publication . Thesis . 2005

Psychological skills, state anxiety and coping of South African rugby players : a cognitive perspective / Pieter Kruger

Kruger, Pieter;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
Objectives: The main objective of the research in this thesis was to investigate the psychological skills, state anxiety and coping of senior rugby players in South Africa. Methodology: The first manuscript (Chapter 2) was a literature review that investigated whether the coping model suggested by Moos and Shaefer (1993) could be applied to investigate the interaction between various psychological factors involved in the coping process, within a sports context. The model was evaluated by examining the relevant factors, including the environmental system, personal factors, life crises and transitions, cognitive appraisals and coping responses, as well as the gene...
free text keywords: Sports psychology, State anxiety, Cognitive anxiety, Somatic anxiety, Stress, Psychological skills, Coping, Cognitive psychology, Competitive sport and rugby
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