Athletic Coping Skills Inventory
Thank you, gymnasts, for volunteering your time to answer this survey questionnaire. You will be among 150 gymnasts who will be asked to complete a research project for Sports Psychology. On this answer sheet that your coach has handed out to you, please give a brief description of yourself regarding your:
GENDER (boy or girl)
ETHNICITY (circle one): White, African-American, Oriental, Hispanic, Native
COMPETITIVE LEVEL: (circle one): L7, L8, L9, L10, or ELITE
There are no right or wrong answers. Please answer the questions as to how you feel and not how you think your parents or coaches might answer them. Because the survey is anonymous, your answers will be known only to you. Remember that you can discontinue the survey at any time, however only those surveys that are completed, will be included in the study.
There are many things that athletes say which describe their experiences during training and competition. Please listen to each statement that I read to you carefully, and then choose as accurately as possible how often you experience that same thing. Mark your answers by placing a circle around the answer that indicates how often you have these experiences during training and competition. Your choices for answering each statement will be:
1 ----------Sometimes 2 ----------Often 3 ----------Almost Always
WE will begin with number 1):
1) On a daily or weekly basis, I set very specific goals for myself that guide what I do.
I get the most out of my talent and skills.
3) When the coach tells me how to correct a mistake I’ve made, I tend to take it personally and feel upset.