A Model of Stress and Athletic Injury: Prediction and Prevention

in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
View More View Less
  • 1 University of Arizona
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year online subscription

USD  $85.00

1 year online subscription

USD  $114.00

Student 2 year online subscription

USD  $162.00

2 year online subscription

USD  $216.00

A theoretical model of stress and athletic injury is presented. The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for the prediction and prevention of stress-related injuries that includes cognitive, physiological, attentional, behavioral, intrapersonal, social, and stress history variables. Development of the model grew from a synthesis of the stress-illness, stress-accident, and stress-injury literatures. The model and its resulting hypotheses offer a framework for many avenues of research into the nature of injury and reduction of injury risk. Other advantages of the model are that it addresses possible mechanisms behind the stress-injury relationship and suggests several specific interventions that may help diminish the likelihood of injury. The model also has the potential of being applied to the investigation of injury and accident occurrence in general.

Requests for reprints should be sent to Mark B. Andersen, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 3022 2328 264
Full Text Views 264 183 13
PDF Downloads 377 265 22