Recovery has long been an overlooked aspect of training for sports. Monitoring athletes with the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes is a great step toward determining the extent to which an athlete is physically or mentally stressed and formulating strategies for recovery. In short, overtraining, burnout, and decreased performance can be dramatically reduced.
The complete questionnaire package, developed by Michael Kellmann, PhD, and K. Wolfgang Kallus, PhD, provides a variety of tools to measure and track an athlete’s recovery, including
two complete questionnaires (72- and 56-item forms),
manual scoring keys,
a user manual that describes questionnaire development and data and profile interpretation, and
a computerized scoring database on CD.
The Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes identifies the current recovery-stress states of athletes and provides a complete picture of the extent of stress they are experiencing. The questionnaire is based on the hypothesis that an accumulation of stress in different areas of life, with insufficient opportunity for recovery, leads to a compromised psychophysical state. Stress states are based on 12 non-specific and seven sport-specific scales. These scales draw a precise profile of an athlete’s state, which demonstrates the difference between the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes and other popular measurement tools, which measure only current mood states.
Evaluation based on the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes scales immediately provides valuable information on areas where improvement is needed. This information can be used to modify future behavior. The questionnaire is ideal for applied settings.
As an added benefit, purchasers of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes: User Manual are encouraged to photocopy as many copies of the questionnaires as needed for both applied and research purposes.
Recovery is vital in the sport training process as well as in everyday life. The Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes helps users to formulate strategies to enhance recovery, making training more effective.
CD-ROM Minimum System Requirements
IBM PC compatible with Pentium processor or higher
Windows 9.x/NT 4.0 or Windows 2000
At least 16 MB RAM with 32 MB recommended
2x CD-ROM drive
15 MB hard drive space available
Inkjet or laser printer (optional)
VGA color monitor (800 x 600)
Information for the user of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes
Part I. Description and Application Chapter 1. Description of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes Chapter 2. Application of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes Chapter 3. Individual-Specific Diagnostic Case Studies
Part II. Theory, Construction, and Validity Chapter 4. Theory Chapter 5. Construction of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes Chapter 6. Test Statistics
Summary of the RESTQ-Sport Features
About the Authors
Appendix A. Tables Appendix B. Brief Instructions for the RESTQ-Sport Database Program Appendix C. RESTQ-76 Sport Appendix D. RESTQ-52 Sport Appendix E. RESTQ-76 Scoring Key and RESTQ-52 Scoring Key
Applied sport psychologists; sport psychology researchers; and coaches, athletic trainers, and physicians working with sport psychologists.
Michael Kellmann, PhD, is a Hochschulassistent (assistant professor) of sport psychology at the University of Potsdam Institute of Sport Science in Potsdam, Germany.
Dr. Kellmann is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP), the German Association of Sport Psychology, and Psychology in High Performance Sports. He serves on the editorial board for The Sport Psychologist and his works have appeared in more than 50 publications. He has consulted with and conducted research for the National Sport Center in Calgary, Canada, the Canadian national speed skating team, and the German Junior national rowing team. Dr. Kellmann lives in Potsdam, Germany, and enjoys running and playing soccer in his spare time.
K. Wolfgang Kallus, PhD, is a full professor of work, organizational, and environmental psychology at the University of Graz in Graz, Austria, and is a member of the directorate of the Institute for Evaluation Research in Germany.
Dr. Kallus is on the editorial board of Neuropsychobiology. He is a member of the International Biometric Society and the Collegium Neuropsychopharmacology. His work focuses on stress, coping, and regeneration in applications as diverse as sport, work, surgery, and aviation
Dr. Kallus lives in Graz, Austria. He enjoys spending time with his family, canoeing, and skiing.