Chapter 4. Rebuilding Identity Through Sport and Physical Activity

  1. David Carless1 and
  2. Kitrina Douglas2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch4

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

How to Cite

Carless, D. and Douglas, K. (2010) Rebuilding Identity Through Sport and Physical Activity, in Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Carnegie Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197854

Online ISBN: 9781444324945

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Keywords:

  • rebuilding identity - sport and physical activity;
  • athletic identity - degree to which individual identifies with athletic role;
  • Ben's stories - in developing athletic identity;
  • antipsychotic medication - treating symptoms of paranoia;
  • back running again - towards restitution;
  • anxiety attacks - debilitating;
  • research in sport - psychological dangers exist

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘I got the running bug’: forming an athletic identity

  • ‘Out of control’: a descent into chaos

  • ‘Back running again’: towards restitution

  • ‘Things become brighter’: beyond restitution

  • ‘I can't beat it’: the limits of restitution

  • Key points

  • Implications