Exercise dependence and elite athletes: perceptions of coaches of elite athletes.

McNamara, Justin and McCabe, Marita 2006, Exercise dependence and elite athletes: perceptions of coaches of elite athletes., International journal of sports science & coaching, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 361-370.

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Title Exercise dependence and elite athletes: perceptions of coaches of elite athletes.
Author(s) McNamara, Justin
McCabe, Marita
Journal name International journal of sports science & coaching
Volume number 1
Issue number 4
Start page 361
End page 370
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Place of publication Bath, England
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 1747-9541
Keyword(s) exercise dependence
athletes
coaches
Summary Exercise dependence (EXD) is a psychological condition associated with physical, emotional, social and performance consequences. Despite growing awareness of the prevalence of EXD within the athletic population, the symptoms or dimensions that comprise the condition largely remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine the perceptions of coaches relating to the symptoms or dimensions that define EXD among athletes. Participants were 90 coaches of elite athletes employed by the Australian Institute of Sport and State Institutes of Sport in Australia. Coaches completed an EXD checklist and a separate checklist of characteristics of committed exercisers. Both checklists contained 31 dimensions. The results supported a constellation of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, social and performance dimensions. The results are discussed in terms of the consequences of EXD for elite athletes. Implications for coaches and teammates of elite athletes who experience EXD are also highlighted.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Ingenta
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003941

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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