The role of psychological skills and religious beliefs in the recovery trends of the injury athletes
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Paper ID : 1660-11THCONF
1MSc in Sport Psychology - Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences-Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
2MSc of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: Educational enhancement of psychosocial skills among athletes is one of the potential strategies used to prevent and reduce injuries in athletes. Researchers have shown that athletes with a high level of coping skills (such as concentration, self-relief, etc.) are less likely to sustain injuries. On the other hand, religious values are latent in the sports world view; that is, sports represent religious values such as Development of personality, hardworking, persistence and endurance, and promote these attributes and behaviors just as religion does. Therefore, the present study is an attempt to investigate the role of psychological skills and religious beliefs in the recovery of injury affected.
Methodology: The population of this study included 100 active male athletes with an average age of 25 years who were active in group and individual sports in 2016 and were selected through survey random sampling. The research instrument included the OMSAT-3 mental skill assessment tool and a Spiritual Attitude Inventory. Athletes voluntarily filled in the questionnaires after receiving the necessary explanations. The information on the injury sustained during the previou season was also collected through the Fuller et al. (2006)’s injury report form, as well as interviews with athletes. Data analysis was performed according to Pearson correlation test and multiple regression was used to examine the relationship between variables at a significance level of 95%.
Results: The data analysis results showed a significant negative relationship between religious beliefs, three types of basic psychological skills, psychosomatic skills, cognitive skills and number of sports injuries in athletes(p>0.05)
Discussion: The significant relationship between the three factor (psychological skills, religious beliefs and athlete's injuries) shows that: the necessary psychological characteristics for athletes including: (self-confidence, ability to control depression, anxiety, concentration and accuracy, accountability, prediction power, creative thinking, and...) and having religious beliefs such as: (trusting in God, seeking succor from Him, believing in divine justice, etc.) have an effective role in the process of sports injury recovery.