Coping measurement in the sports context: A systematic review

Fernanda Schweitzer Almeida Pereira, Maria Augusta Passos, Andréa Duarte Pesca, Roberto Moraes Cruz


This paper consists in a systematic review of the literature concerning the measurement of coping in athletes, based on the identification of the related instruments developed and adapted to the sporting context and their psychometric properties. Therefore, were explored the databases Scopus, Web of Science, PsycInfo, Scielo and Virtual Health Library to promote a systematization of the survey of articles published between 2008 and 2017. Thus, 65 empirical articles were identified with measuring instruments of the coping construct in sports, with an emphasis on competitive situations. Among this, 65 identified instruments, 10 were developed and adapted specially for athletes and presented good psychometric properties that ensured accuracy and reliability. It is imperative to highlight the need to expand the number of longitudinal and qualitative studies on coping in sports, as well as the development of instruments.


coping; measurement; psychometric properties; psychology of sport

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