oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sports psychology: Stress and the predisposition to sport injuries

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Stressful experiences like accidents and close misses produce distinct emotional responses in those experiencing them. These short-term stressors make one appreciate the effects longterm stressors must have on one's capacity to adapt and react appropriately and safely to an ever-changing, demanding environment. Acute trauma and injuries are associated with an increased perception of persistent stressful events.

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