Accession Number : ADA188010

Title :   Development of a Coping Strategies Questionnaire to Assess Endurance Performance,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Tharion, William J ; Terry, Alyssa L

PDF Url : ADA188010

Report Date : 16 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire to assess coping strategies employed to help combat the physical and psychological stress associated with endurance activities. When assessing the performance of two individuals trained similarly for a sustained operation (an operation lasting longer than six hours) or other endurance related tasks, a question that often arises is 'why is one individual able to complete the mission or task while his similarly trained partner is unable to do so?' This question is also frequently examined in the athletic arena, especially for long endurance events. In all of these cases, psychological explanations are often given to explain why one individual is able to successfully cope with the demands of the activity and finish it, while another individual is not able to. Understanding how successful soldiers and athletes cope with the stresses involved in endurance events should allow for a better understanding of superior performance.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PHYSICAL FITNESS, ENDURANCE(GENERAL), LONG RANGE(TIME), QUESTIONNAIRES, STRATEGY, STRESSES, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), CASUALTIES

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE