The Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis on Athletes in JordanAuthor(s): Maen Z. Zakarneh*
This study investigated the psychological impacts of the Coronavirus crisis on athletes in Jordan. It was carried out during this crisis in Jordan, specifically in September, 2021. Through the use of a descriptive approach, the data was obtained through conducting interviews with forty (40) athletes who were chosen purposively from 15 gyms that are located in Amman, Jordan. Several questions were asked to obtain data from them about the impacts of this crisis on them. The researcher found that this problem leads to promoting psychological alienation, pessimism, frustration, depression, anxiety and stress among athletes in Jordan. He recommends providing psychological support to athletes in Jordanian sport clubs and gyms. He recommends holding training courses for promoting awareness among athletes in Jordanian sport clubs about the way of managing stress during crises, including health crisis. He recommends recruiting specialists in psychology at Jordanian sport clubs and gyms to improve the psychological being of athletes.