Responses of football fans to relegation of their team from the English Premier League: PTS?

Banyard, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2527-0755 and Shevlin, M., 2001. Responses of football fans to relegation of their team from the English Premier League: PTS? Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 18 (2), pp. 66-67. ISSN 0790-9667

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Objectives : To measure the level of psychological distress caused to supporters of a football team by relegation from the English Premier League. The relationship between age, sex and psychological distress are examined. Method : Opportunity sample cross-sectional survey. Participants were approached through networks of fans and through e-mail networks. Participants were supporters (n = 65) of two relegated premiership football teams. Participants completed the Impact of Event Scale. Results : Mean total Impact of Event Scale scores indicated a clinically significant degree of psychological distress for the majority of respondents. Age or sex of the participants did not predict Impact of Event Scale scores. Conclusions : The results are discussed in terms of the magnitude of Impact of Event Scale scores in relation to other stressors. It is concluded that the impact of such s porting events is psychologically significant. The psychological literature has considered traumatic stress responses to a number of stressors such as threats to life, threats to psychological well-being, threats to physical/ psychological well-being of others, witnessing traumatic events and involvement in a human or natural disaster.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
Creators: Banyard, P. and Shevlin, M.
Publisher: Irish Institute of Psychological Medicine
Place of Publication: Dublin
Date: 2001
Volume: 18
Number: 2
ISSN: 0790-9667
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:53
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 10:20

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