1st Edition

Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise
Psychological Perspectives





ISBN 9780367732752
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Section I: The Base





1. Introduction



Noora J. Ronkainen and Mark S. Nesti





2. Theory



Mark S. Nesti





3. Research



Noora J. Ronkainen





Section II: The Fundamentals





4. Meaning Not Motivation permission for epigraph?



Noora J. Ronkainen





5. Health: What For?



Noora J. Ronkainen





6. Play



Mark S. Nesti





Section III: Life Journeys in Sport





7. Career



Noora J. Ronkainen





8. Injury



Noora J. Ronkainen





9. Ageing



Noora J. Ronkainen





Section IV: Applied Practice





10. Working with Religious and Spiritual Athletes



Mark S. Nesti





11. Education and Professional Philosophy



Mark S. Nesti





12. Conclusions



Noora J. Ronkainen and Mark S. Nesti



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Author(s)

Biography



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.