Young Pacific Male Rugby Players’ Perceptions and Experiences of Mental Wellbeing

Show simple item record Marsters, Caleb en Tiatia-Seath, Sipaea en 2019-05-28T00:36:35Z en 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Sports 7(4):1-19 Article number 83 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2075-4663 en
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dc.description.abstract Recent studies and increased media reporting across Australasia have linked young Pacific male elite athletes to depression, suicide, and other adverse mental health-related events. Despite these accounts, little is known about the way this group experience emotions and mental wellbeing. The aim of this study was to explore young Pacific male athletes’ perceptions and experiences of emotions and mental wellbeing. This qualitative study involved 20 face-to-face interviews with young Pacific males (16–24 years) engaged in elite rugby union and rugby league programmes in Auckland, New Zealand. The results identified that athletes defined mental wellbeing in a holistic and relational manner and perceived and mental wellbeing as the culmination of several interconnected factors, including: Family support, reciprocating family support, living a ‘well-balanced’ life, athletic performance, and personal development away from sports. The maintenance of a well-balanced athletic identity and positive social relations were deemed central to sustaining mental wellbeing for these young men. en
dc.publisher MDPI AG en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sports en
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dc.title Young Pacific Male Rugby Players’ Perceptions and Experiences of Mental Wellbeing en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/sports7040083 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 7 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en en
pubs.end-page 19 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 767988 en Arts en Maori and Pacific Studies en Pacific Studies en
pubs.number 83 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-04-07 en 2019-04-05 en

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