Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Physical Education

Language

English

Abstract

In this article, the authors discussed the development of a three-stage model of adversity coping in which Chinese athletes were categorized into three stages: climb, plateau, and enlightened stage. Specific, stage-related sport psychology services are recommended in this model. Particularly, sport psychology practitioners are encouraged to assist climb-stage athletes with mental skills and achievement motivation and help coaches establish an empowering motivational climate. Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) and acceptance and mindfulness skills are recommended to help plateau-stage athletes overcome irrational and negative beliefs and habits. Finally, sport psychology services provided to enlightened-stage athletes should focus on developing an appreciation of the meaning and value of a sporting career, as well as enhancing work-life balance.

Keywords

Career transition, coping with adversity, psychological services, socio-cultural environments, sport system

Publication Date

5-2017

Source Publication Title

Journal of Sport Psychology in Action

Volume

8

Issue

2

Start Page

87

End Page

95

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sport Psychology in Action in May 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21520704.2017.1287143.

DOI

10.1080/21520704.2017.1287143

ISSN (print)

21520704

ISSN (electronic)

21520712

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