Sport Psychology Consultants' Perspectives on Facilitating Sport Injury-Related Growth

Ceri Diss, Kylie Roy-Davis, Lynne Evans, Karen Howells, Ross Wadey

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Despite recent conceptual, methodological, and theoretical advancements, how to nurture Sport Injury-Related Growth (SIRG) has received limited research attention. The aim of this study was to draw upon sport psychologists’ experiences of working with injured athletes to develop a model of how to facilitate SIRG. Participants who were purposefully sampled (4 females, 6 males; M age of 41 years), participated in semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were
thematically analyzed. Methodological rigor and generalizability were maximized through self reflexivity and eliciting external reflections before seeking publication. A five-phase Applied-Model of Sport Injury-Related Growth (AM-SIRG) was identified. The five phases comprised:Hear the Story, Contextualize the Story, Reconstruct the Story, Live the Story, and Share the Story. How this model extends theoretical knowledge and professional practice is critically discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Sport Psychologist
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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