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Traditional and New Methods of Assessing Coping in Sport

Nicholls, Adam R and Ntoumanis, Nikos (2010) Traditional and New Methods of Assessing Coping in Sport. In: Coping in Sport, Theory, Methods and Related Contructs. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 35-51. ISBN 978-1-60876-488-4

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Over recent years, a variety of different methods have been employed in sport to measure coping among athletes. A large volume of research has used traditional methods such as questionnaires and interviews. However, more recently researchers have adapted different techniques from the mainstream psychology literature such as concept maps, diaries, think aloud protocols. One method that has not been used in sport, but has potential is Ecological Momentary Assessment. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the various methods used to assess coping, illustrate how each method can be used, and discuss its strengths and limitations.

Type of Work:Book Section
Date:05 May 2010 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Nova Science Publishers
ID Code:386
Refereed:YES
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