Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Derman, Wayne en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Collins, Malcolm en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Baba, Sachin Ramanlali en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-04T07:01:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-04T07:01:06Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Baba, S. 2014. Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12703
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Background: It is well accepted that psychological factors play an important role in athletic performance, illness and injury. Yet, few studies have investigated the effects of psychological factors on performance, illness and injury in endurance athletes. While general psychological traits of athletes and the non-athletic population has been described in the past, the specific relationship between psychological factors and their effects on performance in ultra-marathon athletes has not been fully described. Further, unlike their influence in the general population, the influence these psychological factors may have on the onset of injury and illnesses in an athletics population is not as well known. The availability of psychometric instruments that have shown potential when applied specifically to athletic population is promising for application in this area of research. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between the psychological factors (personality traits, resilience and general psychological distress scores) and athletic performance and susceptibility to injuries and illnesses prior to the race in a cohort of ultra-marathon runners participating in the 2009 Two Oceans 56 km road ultra-marathon. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department MRC/UCT RU for Exercise and Sport Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Baba, S. R. (2014). <i>Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,MRC/UCT RU for Exercise and Sport Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12703 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Baba, Sachin Ramanlali. <i>"Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,MRC/UCT RU for Exercise and Sport Medicine, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12703 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Baba SR. Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,MRC/UCT RU for Exercise and Sport Medicine, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12703 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Baba, Sachin Ramanlali AB - Background: It is well accepted that psychological factors play an important role in athletic performance, illness and injury. Yet, few studies have investigated the effects of psychological factors on performance, illness and injury in endurance athletes. While general psychological traits of athletes and the non-athletic population has been described in the past, the specific relationship between psychological factors and their effects on performance in ultra-marathon athletes has not been fully described. Further, unlike their influence in the general population, the influence these psychological factors may have on the onset of injury and illnesses in an athletics population is not as well known. The availability of psychometric instruments that have shown potential when applied specifically to athletic population is promising for application in this area of research. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between the psychological factors (personality traits, resilience and general psychological distress scores) and athletic performance and susceptibility to injuries and illnesses prior to the race in a cohort of ultra-marathon runners participating in the 2009 Two Oceans 56 km road ultra-marathon. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes TI - Psychological correlates of performance, injury and illness in Two Oceans Ultramarathon athletes UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12703 ER - en_ZA


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