As a graduating undergraduate in RSS, an article I would recommend reading is:
“Working with religious and spiritual athletes: Ethical considerations for sport psychologists” by Mustafa Sarkar, Denise M. Hill, and Andrew Parker is an article on how much religion has become a part of sport in today’s society and the importance on how sport psychologists discuss this topic with their clients. The article touches on all different religions and how some may praise their god for their success, an example of this being a Muslim athlete saying, “Allah gave me the speed and strength, and I worked for His glory” instead of statements such as “I’m fast, I’m strong, I’m ready” (Sarkar et al., 2014).
I personally feel that religion is important and should be practised everyday by a person of faith; however I do not feel that all the blame or glory should be placed on that respective god and that sport psychologists should explain this to their clients.
Do you feel that athletes of faith should place all their success or failures on their respective god and is it up to a sport psychologists to explain this to the athlete?