A multi-component assessment model for monitoring training distress among athletes

Main, Luana and Grove, J. Robert 2009, A multi-component assessment model for monitoring training distress among athletes, European journal of sport science, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 195-202, doi: 10.1080/17461390902818260.

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Title A multi-component assessment model for monitoring training distress among athletes
Author(s) Main, LuanaORCID iD for Main, Luana orcid.org/0000-0002-9576-9466
Grove, J. Robert
Journal name European journal of sport science
Volume number 9
Issue number 4
Start page 195
End page 202
Total pages 8
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2009-07
ISSN 1746-1391
Keyword(s) training
Summary We report the initial validation of a multi-component assessment model for monitoring training distress among athletes. The model combines measures of mood disturbance with measures of perceived stress and symptom intensity. Altogether, 492 athletes completed the 10-item Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10; Cohen et al., 1983), the 24-item Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS; Terry et al., 2003), and a checklist of 19 symptoms associated with acute overtraining (Fry et al., 1994). Six training distress factors were identified by an exploratory factor analysis: ‘‘depressed mood’’, ‘‘perceived vigour’’, ‘‘physical symptoms’’, ‘‘sleep disturbance’’, ‘‘perceived stress’’, and ‘‘general fatigue’’. Comparisons of group means of these factors with a previously validated inventory were consistent with theoretical predictions and provided evidence of construct validity. Internal consistency of the subscales was also confirmed, with Cronbach alphas ranging from 0.72 to 0.86. Together, these findings suggest that this multi-component model provides a sound conceptual basis for the assessment of training distress among athletes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17461390902818260
Field of Research 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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