Experiences of female athletes after sustaining a macro-traumatic injury

Stratton, Hannah (2016) Experiences of female athletes after sustaining a macro-traumatic injury. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Injury poses psychological, physical and social challenges for any competitive athlete. This study explores the sociological experiences of the injured sporting body; it takes as its analytical focus the athlete’s journey from environment and injury through recovery. Ranging in sport types, six female athletes who had recovered from a macro-traumatic injury were interviewed. Inductive analysis of the six interview transcripts revealed that although an injury is very much unique to the individual a number of reoccurring themes can be extracted. These themes were divided into three;
1. the environment or “stage” upon which the athlete performs; 2. the sport itself, factors leading up to the injury; and 3. the athletes; their attitude towards the injury and actions taken whilst injured.
The themes identified are used as a structure to understanding the key experiences of an injured female athlete.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport Development and Management
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 15:05
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2762

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