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Intentie tot preventie : intentievoorspellers van preventieve maatregelen ter voorkoming van blessures

Pietersen, R. (2007) Intentie tot preventie : intentievoorspellers van preventieve maatregelen ter voorkoming van blessures.

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Abstract:The objective of this study is to determine the predictors of the intention to take preventive actions to avoid injuries. With a digitally structured questionnaire 293 male soccer players of first selection teams are questioned. In this study three preventive actions are used, namely performing a warm-up (before training and match), wearing shin-guards (during training) and performing a cool-down (after training and match). The variable ‘intention to take preventive actions’ is, because of the diverse answers, examined for the three preventive actions separately. The demographical variable age is not significant related to this intention. Further, the results show that several psychosocial factors directly affect the intention to take preventive actions: preventive actions that have been taken in the past, the attitude towards preventive actions, the social norm and self-efficacy. This relationship is found for all three preventive actions. The relationship between preventive actions that have been taken in the past and the attitude is also significant. Another outcome is that the more worried a soccer player is about getting injured, the higher his intention to perform a warm-up. It turns out that this is the only found significant relationship between the PRI (Perceived Risk of Injury) and the intention to take preventive actions. Further, the PRI does not have any added explanatory value in this research about injury prevention. None of the demographical and environmental factors influence the PRI. On average, soccer players at the highest competition level show a significantly lower intention to wear shin-guards, which is remarkable. Results also show that the more facilities available for a soccer player, the lower his intention to wear shin-guards. Another outcome is that previous injuries are not related to the intention to take preventive actions.The factors social norm and past preventive behaviour are independent predictors of the intention to perform a warm-up. For the intention to wear shin-guards the independent predictors are the social norm, attitude, self-efficacy and past preventive behaviour, in which the social norm and the self-efficacy are exceeded by the past preventive behaviour. Finally, the factors attitude, social norm, self-efficacy, number of facilities and past preventive behaviour are independent predictors of the intention to perform a cool-down, in which self-efficacy is exceeded by past preventive behaviour.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58909
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