Title

Fear: Friend or Foe? A Qualitative Analysis of Fear in Extreme Sports

Date of Award

2021

Document Type

Doctoral Research Paper

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Artur Poczwardowski, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Tracy Vozar, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Justin Ross, Psy.D.

Keywords

Extreme sports, Fear, Behavioral strategies, Qualitative research, Acceptance and commitment therapy

Publication Statement

Copyright held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand how athletes interact with fear while engaging in their sport. In order to explore this question, a qualitative research design—specifically interpretative phenomenological analysis—was used to analyze the data, which were collected via semi-structured interviews.

Extent

40 pgs

Paper Method

Empirical - Qualitative

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