Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise: Psychological Perspectives (Routledge Research in Sport) (Hardcover)
Despite the growing literature on spirituality and its positive impact on well-being in health psychology, education, occupational psychology and leisure studies, it has been less examined in sport studies. Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise: Psychological Perspectives examines the many forms of spirituality in sport from a psychological perspective, from moments of transcendence and finding deeper meaning and value to prayer before an important competition or in adversity, such as a career-threatening injury.
Based on the latest research and the Nesti's experience in applied sport psychology service delivery, this book covers a range of novel topics linking spirituality to athlete development, injury, exercise motivation, and ageing athletes, and offers applied, practical guidance for sport psychologists working with spiritual athletes.
Offering a unique contribution to the study of spirituality in sport, and to sport psychology practice, this book is vital reading for any upper-level student or academic working in sport and exercise psychology, religion and sport, or the philosophy of sport, and any practising sport psychologist.
About the Author
Noora J. Ronkainen is a postdoctoral researcher funded by Alfred Kordelin Foundation at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. Mark S. Nesti is a Reader in Psychology in Sport and Head of the MSc programme in Sport Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.