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dc.contributor.authorGonzález Hernández, Juan 
dc.contributor.authorLópez Mora, Clara
dc.contributor.authorYüce, Arif
dc.contributor.authorNogueira López, Abel
dc.contributor.authorTovar Gálvez, María Isabel
dc.identifier.citationGonzález-Hernández J, López-Mora C, Yüce A, Nogueira-López A and Tovar-Gálvez MI (2021) “Oh, My God! My Season Is Over!” COVID-19 and Regulation of the Psychological Response in Spanish High-Performance Athletes. Front. Psychol. 12:622529. doi: [10.3389/fpsyg.2021.622529]es_ES
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dc.description.abstractBackground: In an unprecedented situation of interruption of the sporting dynamics, the world of sport is going through a series of adaptations necessary to continue functioning despite coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). More than ever, athletes are facing a different challenge, a source of discomfort and uncertainty, and one that absolutely alters not only sports calendars, but also trajectories, progressions, and approaches to sports life. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the levels of psychological vulnerability that may have been generated in the athletes, because of the coexistence with dysfunctional responses during the COVID-19 experience, and which directly influence the decrease of their mental health. Methods: With a descriptive and transversal design, the study aims to identify the state of the dysfunctional psychological response of a sample of Spanish athletes (N = 284). The DASS-21 (Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale), Toronto-20 (alexithymia), and Distress Tolerance Scale questionnaires were administered to a sample of high-level Spanish athletes in Olympic programs. Results: The results suggest that the analyzed athletes indicate high levels of dysfunctional response (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, and alexithymia) when their tolerance is low. In addition, the variables show less relational strength, when the capacity of tolerance to distress is worse and age is lower. At the same time, the greater the anxiety and uncertainty are, leading to more catastrophic and negative thoughts, the younger the athletes are. Conclusions: It is clear that both age and tolerance to distress are considered adequate protective factors for psychological vulnerability in general and for associated dysfunctional responses in particular. Moreover, the psychological resources offered by more experienced athletes are also a guarantee of protection against negativity and catastrophism.es_ES
dc.publisherFrontiers Research Foundationes_ES
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dc.subjectDistress tolerancees_ES
dc.subjectAnxiety es_ES
dc.subjectAthletes es_ES
dc.titleOh, My God! My Season Is Over! COVID-19 and Regulation of the Psychological Response in Spanish High-Performance Athleteses_ES

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