Studies on Highly Sensitive Person in Competitive Sports: Relevance to Athletic Psychological Resilience

[Speaker] Ueno, Yuki:1,2
1:J. F. Oberlin University (Japan), 2:Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1) (Japan)

Psychological maladjustment resulting in burnout and dropout has become a critical issue in Japanese university club activities (Amemiya, Ueno, & Shimizu, 2013). Highly sensitive person (HSP) are positively associated with stress response and burnout (Aron, Aron, & Jagiellowicz, 2012; Gearhart & Bodie, 2012). In this context, a factor considered important in sport psychology is psychological resilience, or "the process of, capacity for, or outcome of successful adaptation despite challenging or threatening circumstances" (Masten, Best, & Garmezy, 1990). Athletic psychological resilience has two forms of positive effects, on mental health and competitive performance, as shown by cross-sectional and longitudinal studies (e.g., Ueno & Oshio, 2015; Ueno, Oshio, & Suzuki, 2015). However, a few studies of HSP have been conducting a survey of athletes. The objective of this study is to investigate HSP and the relationship with psychological resilience among Japanese university athletes.
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