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Physical recovery, mental detachment and sleep as predictors of injury and mental energy.

Authors
  • Balk, Yannick A1
  • de Jonge, Jan1, 2
  • Oerlemans, Wido Gm1
  • Geurts, Sabine Ae3
  • 1 Eindhoven University of Technology, Human Performance Management Group, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 University of South Australia, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health psychology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2019
Volume
24
Issue
13
Pages
1828–1838
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1359105317705980
PMID: 28810446
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although sports activities are generally considered beneficial to people's health and well-being, they can cause injuries and increased fatigue. Guided by the Demand-Induced Strain Compensation Recovery Model, this study hypothesized that physical recovery and mental detachment from sport-related activities would prevent injury and enhance mental energy. A cross-sectional survey study was conducted among 161 recreational athletes. Structural equation modelling analyses showed that mental detachment was negatively associated with injury and positively associated with mental energy. Sleep deprivation partially mediated the relation between mental detachment and mental energy. These findings imply an important role for mental detachment in maintaining people's health and well-being.

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