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Meghan H. McDonough, Catherine M. Sabiston and Sarah Ullrich-French

Physical activity experiences may contribute to psychological and social wellbeing among breast cancer survivors. The main purpose of the current study was to qualitatively explore the development of social relationships, social support, and posttraumatic growth among breast cancer survivors participating in a dragon boat program over 19 months. Guided by interpretative phenomenological analysis (Smith, Flowers, & Larkin, 2009), semistructured interviews were conducted with 17 breast cancer survivors on five occasions over their first two seasons of dragon boating. Narrative accounts were developed for each participant, and four profiles emerged describing processes of social and posttraumatic growth development over time: “developing a feisty spirit of survivorship,” “I don’t want it to be just about me,” “it’s not about the pink it’s about the paddling,” and “hard to get close.” Profiles were discussed in terms of developing social relationships and support, providing support to others, physicality and athleticism, and negative interactions and experiences.

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Kacey C. Neely, John G.H. Dunn, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh and Nicholas L. Holt

involve the sudden onset of a serious illness or injury, death of a loved one, or natural disaster. In fact, sport and exercise psychology researchers have argued that the term posttraumatic growth should be used only for individuals who have “truly suffered traumatic experiences” ( Wadey, Clark, Podlog

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Catherine M. Sabiston, Meghan H. McDonough and Peter R.E. Crocker

This study explored psychosocial experiences of breast cancer survivors involved in dragon boat programs. Twenty women (M age = 58.69, SD = 6.85) were interviewed for 45-60 min about their experiences as members of survivor dragon boat teams. Interviews were analyzed using constructivist grounded theory methods. The dragon boat program facilitated social support from women with common challenges and a shared understanding of survivorship. It also provided opportunities to (re)gain a sense of personal control, develop new identities as athletes, and overcome physical challenges. Together these elements contributed to positive psychological growth and linked to the literature on posttraumatic growth. Future physical activity interventions targeting breast cancer survivors may benefit from developing strategies that share key characteristics of dragon boating.

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Britton W. Brewer, Allen E. Cornelius, Judy L. Van Raalte and Howard Tennen

, 2004 ). Various terms have been used to describe perceived growth occurring after experiencing such circumstances, including adversarial growth ( Linley & Joseph, 2004 ), benefit finding ( Tennen & Affleck, 2002 ), perceived benefits ( McMillen & Fisher, 1998 ), posttraumatic growth ( Tedeschi

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Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Celina Shirazipour and Krystn Orr

.g., the iceberg profile); the lack of research and measures grounded in contemporary theories of affect, emotions, and mood; and the push toward further inquiry into positive affect and emotions, such as posttraumatic growth, flow, and life satisfaction. The final section of Part 2 focuses on cognition in

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Brian A. Eiler, Rosemary Al-Kire, Patrick C. Doyle and Heidi A. Wayment

, alcoholic, baby, baby  Overall Well-being Lasswell 487 words in well-being domain adjust, adult, afraid, air, alcoholic Posttraumatic Growth  Positive General inquirer 1,915 words related to a positive outlook Abide, ability, able  Englightenment Total Lasswell 835 words related to enlightenment contemplate

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Ross Wadey, Kylie Roy-Davis, Lynne Evans, Karen Howells, Jade Salim and Ceri Diss

being particularly concerned about labeling SIRG prematurely in case it did not reflect genuine growth (cf. Howells & Fletcher, 2015 ). This finding resonates with Calhoun and Tedeschi’s ( 1999 ) recommendations for facilitating posttraumatic growth in clinical populations: “Acknowledge and reinforce

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Shaunna M. Burke, Jennifer Brunet, Amanda Wurz, Christina Butler and Andrea Utley

childhood cancer ( Barakat, Alderfer, & Kazak, 2006 ; Sundberg, Lampic, Bjork, Arvidson, & Wettergren, 2009 ; Wakefield et al., 2010 ). From a posttraumatic growth perspective ( Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004 ), struggling together with a highly challenging life circumstance can serve as a catalyst for growth

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Jeffrey J. Martin

posttraumatic growth ( Ratcliff, Lieberman, Miller, & Pace, 2017 ). In the following two sections I describe specific factors or experiences, why or how they lead to a positive or a negative youth-sport experience, and how they might be particularly important for youth with disabilities. I also illustrate

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Emily R. Hunt and Melissa C. Day

). Transforming from cocoon to butterfly: The potential role of the body in the process of posttraumatic growth . Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 50 ( 2 ), 224 – 247 . doi:10.1177/0022167809341996 10.1177/0022167809341996 Heil , J. ( 2012 ). Pain on the run: Injury, pain and performance in a distance