Athletes' coping across the lifespan

Sharleen D. Hoar, Michael Blair Evans

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The past twenty-five years of sport psychology research has witnessed a burgeoning amount of attention to the study of coping. However, there have been few attempts to understand how athletes' coping changes across the lifespan. This chapter provides knowledge about the development of coping as it is studied in sport psychology. Specifically, three lines of research are reviewed: (a) the direct study of age-related differences in athletes' coping, (b) the indirect study of age-related differences in athletes' coping, and (c) maturation differences in athletes' coping. A developmental agenda for the study of coping in sport is offered. We conclude the chapter by addressing future directions for sport research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoping in Sport
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Methods, and Related Constructs
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781608764884
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Psychology


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