Will there be a season? The impact of COVID-19 on anxiety within NCAA student athletes compared to non-athlete university students

dc.contributor.advisorSmith, J. Carsonen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeterman, Kirstenen_US
dc.contributor.departmentKinesiologyen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-14T05:30:40Z
dc.date.available2021-07-14T05:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2021en_US
dc.description.abstractCOVID-19 triggered psychological stress. College aged students and student athletes are among those vulnerable to mental health. The purpose of this study was to compare anxiety and potential moderators between student athletes and non-athlete students during the pandemic. Data were retrieved using survey methodology via Qualtrics. Student/athlete status was not related to anxiety (p=0.503). CF (p=<0.001), FFC (p=<0.001), and TFC (p=0.016) were associated with anxiety. There were no differences in coping between groups, however, greater TFC was related to greater anxiety in non-athlete students (p=< 0.001). Communication from AD’s (p=0.010) and teammates (p=0.033), as well as access to resources (p=0.036) were associated with anxiety in student athletes. Communication from coaches did not impact anxiety (p=0.545). Overall, anxiety during the pandemic was high. FFC may act as a protective factor, whereas TFC may worsen anxiety. Social support, access, and communication are crucial in times of uncertainty.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/rg4o-ihs9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/27419
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledKinesiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMental healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAnxietyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCollege Studenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCopingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCOVID-19 pandemicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNCAA student athleteen_US
dc.titleWill there be a season? The impact of COVID-19 on anxiety within NCAA student athletes compared to non-athlete university studentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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