Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Gender Differences in Mental Toughness and Coping with Injury in Runners

Pamela Andrews1 and Mark A Chen2*
1Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, UK
2Department of Sport and Exercise Science, School of Social Science Business and Law, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, UK
Corresponding author : Mark A Chen
Department of Sport and Exercise Science, School of Social Sciences, Business and Law, University of Teesside, Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, United Kingdom
Tel: 01642 342326; Fax: 01642342399 E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 24, 2014 Accepted: December 08, 2014Published: December 14, 2014
Citation: Andrews P, Chen MA (2014) Gender Differences in Mental Toughness and Coping with Injury in Runners. J Athl Enhancement 3:6 doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000183

Abstract

Gender Differences in Mental Toughness and Coping with Injury in Runners

The aim of this study was to examine differences in Mental Toughness (MT) and coping with injury between male and female runners at different levels of experience.478 runners were categorized into beginners (n=47), intermediate (n=294) and advanced (n=137). All participants had sustained an injury during their running career. The present study utilized Survey Monkey™, which is an online survey collection service. Participants completed two questionnaires – the Psychological performance inventory (PPI-A) which measured MT and the Coping Inventory for Competitive Sport (CICS), which measured task, distancing and disengagement coping strategies.

Keywords: Mental toughness; Injury; Coping; Multivariate analysis

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