A global psychological model of the sportive injuries


  • Aurelio Olmedilla Zafra Universidad Catolica San Antonio (UCAM) de Murciay
  • Alexandre García-Mas Universitat de les Illes Balears




Global Psychological Model of Sportive Injuries


The links between psychological factors and sportive injuries have been studied from many time ago, and besides the existence of clear research lines, the field remains as a set of dispersed data, theories and concepts. From this assumption, the authors have designed a global psychological model of the sportive injuries, with the following features: comprehensive, multi-conceptual, predictive and ready to be proved both empirically and experimentally. In this paper we present the Global Psychological Model of the Sportive Injuries (MGPsLD) composed by three axis: Causal Axis; Temporal Axis; and Conceptual Axis. Also, we study the situational and psychological variables form the point of view of the MGPsLD, extracted from the scientific literature; and, finally, we determine the methodological consequences derived from the use of such model. Lastly, we discuss the need for the validation of the model, in its three axis, which implies the development of a global strategy of a set of empirical studies.


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Author Biography

Aurelio Olmedilla Zafra, Universidad Catolica San Antonio (UCAM) de Murciay

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la ActividadFísica y del Deporte. Campus de los Jerónimos, s/n. 30107 Guadalupe (Murcia) España.

How to Cite

Olmedilla Zafra, A., & García-Mas, A. (2012). A global psychological model of the sportive injuries. Acción Psicológica, 6(2), 77–91. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.6.2.223



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