IRAQI ATHLETES’ ATTITUDES TOWARD SEEKING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY COUNSELING

Authors

  • Fathil Bakir Mutsher Allami, Riyadh Saihood Hashim

Abstract

Athletes’ life full with stresses and demands which emerge from sport and normal life. This
stresses commonly trigger mental disorder if athletes didn’t seek psychological treatment.
Current study aimed to reveal athletes Iraqi athletes’ attitudes toward sport psychology and find
the differences between Iraqi athletes and athletes from developed countries in attitudes toward
sport psychology. However, 233 athletic participated fill out electronic Arabic version
questionnaire of sport psychology attitudes-revised (SPA-R). The result showed Iraqi athletes
have high fearing from label with psychotic person, and they don’t like talk openly with
psychologist. While athletes from developed country was less fear from stigmatize with
psychotic person and roughly more open to talk with psychologist from their Iraqi counterparts.
So that study recommended design intervention programs to better Iraqi athletes’ attitude toward
sport psychology.

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Published

2020-11-28

How to Cite

Fathil Bakir Mutsher Allami, Riyadh Saihood Hashim. (2020). IRAQI ATHLETES’ ATTITUDES TOWARD SEEKING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY COUNSELING. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 1354 - 1363. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/854