Impact of Gender and Age on the Repertory of Coping to Tunisian Collective Sport

Jamel Hajji
2020 Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research  
ARTICLE INFO Abstract The objective of this article is to present the results of a study on the impact of age and sex on the repertory of coping used by Tunisian athletes in collective sport. In this context, we used the Arabic version of the inventory of sports adaptation strategies (Hajji et al., 2016) for 419 athletes, including 278 men and 141 women with an average age of 19.00 years (SD = 5.52). This measuring instrument includes ten first-order coping strategies arranged into three
more » ... order coping strategies. The processing of the data collected by the IBM SPSS software showed the following results. Our study showed that female teen athletes are more likely to adopt coping strategies aimed at disengagement. However, male teen athletes use a task and distraction repertoire of coping. On the other hand, adult female athletes are moving more towards the coping of disengagement and distraction. However, adult male athletes use more task-based coping. Age and gender are therefore variables that directly influence the repertoire of coping among Tunisian athletes in team sport. 2. Crocker PRE, Tamminen KA, Gaudreau P (2015) Coping in sport. In: SD Mellalieu, S Hanton (Eds.)., Contemporary advances in sport psychology. A review, Routledge, New York. p. 28-67. 3. Nicholls A, Polman RCJ (2007a) Coping in sport: A systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences 25(1): 11-31. 4. Lazarus RS (1999) Hope: An emotion and a vital coping resource against despair. Social Research 66 (2): 653-678. 5. Lazarus RS (2000) How emotions influence performance in competitive sports. The Sport Psychologist 14(3): 229-252. 6. Doron J, Stephan Y Le, Scanff C (2013) Les stratégies de coping : une revue de la littérature dans les domaines du sport et de l'éducation. Revue européenne de psychologie appliquée 63(5): 303-313.
doi:10.26717/bjstr.2020.26.004354 fatcat:xfiudf7dpvcy7aapsoqoakdzsm