|Title of host publication||Dictionary of Sport Psychology : Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts|
|Editors||Dieter Hackfort, Robert J. Schinke, Bernd Strauss|
|Number of pages||2|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
Injury anxiety in sports is a situation-specific state or trait. It is comprised of certain affective, cognitive, and behavioral components in athletes, coaches, or family members. As a trait concept, injury anxiety is the general tendency or predisposition to anticipate or appraise potentially risky or harmful sport situations in a way that induces certain unpleasant affects, worries and concerns. Given models of individual appraisal, this anticipation consists of both the consequences of a potential injury and the individual coping resources. As a state or actual process, in particular situational determinants become important, which consist of (1) the individual’s cognitive, affective, and psychophysiological processes; (2) the perceived given task; and (3) the individual’s perception of social and ecological circumstances.