Psychological Factors Facilitative to Sports Injury Rehabilitation Adherence Among Filipino Injured Athletes: A Basis for Intervention Program (69122)

Session Information: Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology
Session Chair: Jonie Glen Pioquinto

Saturday, 1 April 2023 12:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Injury is a detrimental event in an athlete’s life that has been happening for years now in Philippine Sports. The way an athlete copes varies from one to another, as they are not just posed with the goal of physical recovery. They also highly face psychological consequences that affect their behavior toward rehabilitation programs. The impact of their rehabilitation adherence determines whether they can be able to successfully return to play or experience re-injury. The purpose of the study was to determine if the psychological factors: Motivation, Social Support, Self-Efficacy and Mental Toughness served as predictors in aiding an athlete’s Rehabilitation Adherence. A predictive and non-experimental quantitative research was implemented. Eighty-Seven (87) Filipino Injured Athletes participated in the conduct of study who have been undergoing their rehabilitation programs at Philippine Sports Commission-Sports Rehabilitation Unit. Results showed that the: (1) Identified Regulation in the Motivation Subscale (2) Intrinsic Regulation in the Motivation Subscale (3) Confidence in the Mental Toughness Subscale were positive and significantly correlated with Rehabilitation Adherence. Consequently, the Confidence Subscale of Mental Toughness was the best predictor of Rehabilitation Adherence. Identified Regulation and Amotivation of Motivation Subscale were also predictors. This concluded that when athletes develop a strong sense of these psychological factors, we can ensure a better understanding of their rehabilitation goals, as well as better adherence, would be an expected outcome. The researcher used these results and findings of the study as the basis for a well-facilitated psychological intervention program for Filipino Injured Athletes.

Denise Ang, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippines
Clarissa Delariarte, Far Eastern University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms. Denise F. Ang is a civil servant at the Philippine Sports Commission. She provides mental health support among national athletes, a PFA provider, and a Clinical Psychology Graduate Student. Her interests range from Well-being, Sports, & Exercise.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00