Social Support in Sport Injury and Rehabilitation

Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Stephen Pack, Travis Scheadler

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Social support has been one of the most rigorously and frequently researched psychosocial resources within sport injury. Despite many athletes preferring to “go it alone,” existing research has identified social support is an integral component of coping with sport injury and rehabilitation. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss how social support can be applied within the sport injury and rehabilitation context. The chapter will define social support and its purpose, describe different mechanisms, types, and sources of social support, and outline the process of using social support for sport injury rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation 2nd edition
EditorsMonna Arvinen-Barrow, Damien Clement
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003295709
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jan 2024


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