What predicts the mood of athletes involved in preparations fo Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympic Games during the COVID-19 pandemic? : the role of sense of coherence, hope for success and coping strategies / Marta Szczypińska, Aleksandra Samełko, Monika Guszkowska

Szczypińska, Marta | Samełko, Aleksandra | Guszkowska, Monika

The aim of the study was to identify coherence, hope for success and coping strategies as predictors of mood among this year’s Olympians in the context of coronavirus events. The relationships between the above variables and the mood of athletes were analysed. The study group consisted of 57 athletes – women (29) and men (28) between 18 and 39 years of age – representing various sports disciplines who were preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. The research was conducted in the period of April 7-28, 2020 during the first threat of COVID-19 pandemic, following the decision to move the Summer Olympics to the year 2021. It was time of the greatest national restrictions and information about the postponement of the games had been received.

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