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A Parental Perspective on Adolescent Injury Rehabilitation and Return to Sport Experiences
JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY (2012)
  • Leslie Podlog, University of Utah
  • Jens Kleinert
  • James Dimmock, University of Western Australia
  • John Miller
  • Amber M Shipherd, Eastern Illinois University
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine parent perspectives of their adolescents’ injury rehabilitation and return to competition experiences. Ten Australian parents (seven females, three males) were interviewed over an eleven-month period. Six key themes emerged from parent interviews including: injury rehabilitation and return to competition stressors; coping strategies for psychological and physical pain; parental concerns regarding injury rehabilitation and return to sport; the provision of social support; perceptions of a successful return to sport; and finally, benefits of the injury experience. Results are discussed in relation to the psychology of injury literature and self-determination theory findings.
Publication Date
March, 2012
Publisher Statement
DOI:10.1080/10413200.2011.608102
Citation Information
Leslie Podlog, Jens Kleinert, James Dimmock, John Miller, et al.. "A Parental Perspective on Adolescent Injury Rehabilitation and Return to Sport Experiences" JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amber_shipherd/2/