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Friday, November 8 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Stress, Coping, and Social Support in North American Sport I

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Despite ample evidence of the salutary effects of sports participation, research suggests athletes participating in elite-level sport are at risk of suffering from a host of adverse mental health consequences as a result of stressors associated with competitive athletics including but not limited to power, control, and oppression. Furthermore, scholarship suggests that sports participants may cope with stressors in unhealthy or ineffective ways (e.g., through substance use or abuse, internalization, or denial). The purpose of this session is to explore new and innovative research on the stress experiences associated with sport, and on the sources of and barriers to effective coping and social support processes found among sport participants, with the overall goal of identifying evidence-based intervention strategies to effectively reduce sport-related strain and associated mental health consequences. Submissions related to this year’s conference theme of decolonial praxis are particularly encouraged, though all stress- and coping-related submissions are welcomed.

Victor Kidd, Chris Corr, Richard Southall, Richard Hart
Jeongwon Choi, Daewon Yoon & Allison Smith
Krisy Mahome
Sarah J. Hatteberg

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am EST
Spotswood Arms