Kayla Hightower was a Division II track and field superstar, however after graduating from Felician University, she was left with the question, “Who am I after sports?” This inspired her to move to further research and education on career transitions, trauma, work/school-life balance, identity crisis and racism in sports. .Through research and applied intervention, she is working to bring awareness to the correlation between cognitive factors : athlete burnout and mental workloads. Combined with real life experience of growing up in a less fortunate region has strengthened her determination to better understand the psychological correlation of sports psychology assessment tool and early intervention tools.
Day 1 Session 3B: Psychological and Physiological factors in Sports
The factors in sports, their critical role, and how they contribute to their effects on training and performance. Psychological and physiological factors; Anxiety, Depression, Community Violence, Complex Trauma, Emotional self-regulation, Medical Trauma, Negative Stereotypes, Self-esteem, Social Disruption, Social Status, Social Support, and Traumatic Grief will affect the achievements of women in the field of sports. The results of psychological or psychometric measurements will be beneficial to obtaining empirical data about the athlete's psychological condition or mental condition so it can be planned and determined what steps can be taken and developed so athletes can develop psychologically. We can conclude with the help of literature and studies that psychological factors are the predominant factor helping athletes to achieve high performance.
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