“Bouncing Back” from Adversity: Athletes’ Experiences of Resilience

  title={“Bouncing Back” from Adversity: Athletes’ Experiences of Resilience},
  author={Nick Galli and Robin Sue Vealey},
  journal={Sport Psychologist},
The purpose of this study was to explore athletes’ perceptions and experiences of resilience. Ten high-level athletes were interviewed regarding the most difficult adversities that they had ever had to overcome in sport. Richardson and colleagues’ (Richardson, Neiger, Jensen, & Kumpfer, 1990) resiliency model served as a guiding theoretical framework in the process of data collection and analysis. Inductive analysis (Patton, 2002; Thomas, 2006) was used to explore the data for key themes and… 
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