Athlete's path to excellence: the role of mother's sacrifice

Palomo Nieto, Miriam and Ruiz Pérez, Luis Miguel and Roberson Jr., Donald N. (2016). Athlete's path to excellence: the role of mother's sacrifice. "International Journal of Advance Research (IJAR)", v. 4 (n. 11); pp. 1986-1996. ISSN 2320-5407. https://doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2302.

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Title: Athlete's path to excellence: the role of mother's sacrifice
Author/s:
  • Palomo Nieto, Miriam
  • Ruiz Pérez, Luis Miguel
  • Roberson Jr., Donald N.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Advance Research (IJAR)
Date: November 2016
ISSN: 2320-5407
Volume: 4
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Family, sacrifice, anxieties, emotions, grounded theory
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The purpose of this study has been to determine the negative impact on mothers while providing support for their child to become a top athlete. The negative impact associated with this support from mothers is called "emotional investment". We applied a qualitative, inductive and interpretative methodology following the procedures and techniques of groundedtheory. The research involved interviews with 17 mothers and their 20 top athletes sons and daughters.At the end of it, we formulated a theory which we call Mothers' Negative Emotional Investment in their Children's Sporting Excellence. Our theory relies on three main themes: 1. Pain, fear, and anxiety of the mother, 2. Negative impact on the family, 3. Sacrifice, renunciations, and effort on the part of the mother. i. These three themes are not only interrelated and hierarchically arranged, but also show a dynamic evolution along with the child's athletic and personal development.

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Item ID: 50886
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50886/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50886
DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2302
Official URL: http://www.journalijar.com/current-issue/?mn=11&yr=2016
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Oct 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 11:39
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