Stress Science Research
Online ISSN : 1884-5525
Print ISSN : 1341-9986
ISSN-L : 1341-9986
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Relationship among competitive and daily stressor, stress response and female athlete triad
Chihiro KemuriyamaMitsuhiro Amazaki
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2013 Volume 28 Pages 26-34

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The purpose of this study was 1) to develop competitive and daily stressor scale for female athletes, and 2) examine the relationship among stressor, stress response and female athlete triad (FAT) syndrome. 300 female athletes completed a set of questionnaires including the competitive stressor scale for female athletes (CSSFA) and the daily stressor scale for female athletes (DSSFA) that were developed in this study, the stress response scale for athletes (SRSA), and questions about FAT. The results of exploratory factor analyses revealed 2-factor solution of the CSSFA and 3-factor solution of the DSSFA. The reliability and validity of the each scale were statistically satisfied. The multiple regression analyses showed that "Harassment and Discrimination" had a significant association with "Physical fatigue". "Competitive performance and environment" had significant associations with "Physical fatigue", "Helplessness", "Distrust of people", and "Depression". "Menstruation" had significant associations with "Physical fatigue", "Irritation and anger", and "Depression". "Maintenance and change in body proportion" had significant associations with "Physical fatigue" and "Irritation and anger". Result of t-test showed that the score of "Menstruation", "Physical fatigue" and "Depression" of FAT group was higher than non-FAT group. The results indicated that the relation among female athletes' stressor, stress response and FAT.

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