Ekaterina N. Dymova
Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Experience of traumatic situations and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in men with experience of sports injury
Dymova E.N. Experience of traumatic situations and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in men with experience of sports trauma. Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2022, vol. 28, № 4, pp. 77-82. https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2022-28-4-77-82
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2022-28-4-77-82
УДК: 159.922
Publish date: 2022-12-18
Annotation: The purpose of this study is to analyze the experience of traumatic events and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in men involved in amateur sports. The participants of the study were men aged 20-30 years (n = 60), who have been engaged in various types of martial arts at the amateur level for 5 years, and do not have sports qualifications. Martial arts as a sport means combat without the use of weapons. This sport is a dangerous injury, characterized by injuries of various localization. The study involved athletes who had no experience of a sports injury (n = 30) and survived the experience of minor injuries (fractures, facial injuries, bruises, dislocations, etc.), without surgical intervention (n = 30). It is shown that, regardless of life experience, the most traumatic events for the respondents are the events of death, illness and injury of a loved one; become an eyewitness or participant in the death, injuring someone. Injuries, diseases associated with the subject himself, as psycho-traumatic events are noted only by men with experience of a sports injury. They are also characterized by a higher level of post-traumatic stress and the corresponding symptoms of obsessive repetition and negative changes in the cognitive-emotional sphere.
Keywords: traumatic events, traumatization index, post-traumatic stress level, post-traumatic stress symptoms, sports injury, amateur sports, men.
Funding and acknowledgments: Len Luiza Alexandrovna, a student of the psychological faculty of the GAUGN, Moscow, took an active part in the study. The study was carried out in accordance with the State task of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 0138-2022-0005 “Onto- and subjectogenesis of human mental development in different life situations”.
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Author's info: Ekaterina N. Dymova, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9638-5595, grebennikovakaty@mail.ru