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ERIC Number: EJ931134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Gender Differences in Coping among Elite Table Tennis Players
Kirimoglu, Huseyin
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n4 p389-394 Apr 2011
The current study aims to investigate the explanatory power of social support and coping in relation to a competitive sport event between male and female table tennis players. 246 university students table tennis players (120 men and 126 women) from different region and part of Turkey were invited to participate in a survey study included the following standardized measures during competitive sport event: The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, The Ways of Coping Inventory. A mean score showed that Turkish tennis players highly use problem solving coping strategies. Problem solving was the main coping strategy for both men and women tennis players. Social support made strong contribution on the problem solving coping in tennis players. There were no gender differences for using variety of problem-focused coping strategies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Coping Inventory