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Research has highlighted the mental health benefits of self-compassion, particularly as it serves an adaptive function in managing personal suffering and rebounding from adversity (Neff, 2003b). For athletes coping with setbacks in sport, self-compassion has proven effective as an intervention...
How Women Varsity Athletes High in Self-Compassion Experience Unexpected Stressors Surrounding CompetitionDownload
Athletes appraise unexpected stressors as more threatening than expected stressors (Dugdale et al., 2002) and women varsity athletes have reported experiencing a high proportion of unexpected competition-related stressors (Holt et al., 2007). Self-compassion appears to promote adaptive appraisals...