ERIC Number: EJ1102443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of Athletic Identity and Locus of Control on the Stress Perceptions of Community College Student-Athletes
Watson, Joshua C.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v40 n9 p729-738 2016
Over 72,000 student-athletes compete annually in athletic programs at the community college level. However, research addressing the effect of athletic participation on the psychological well-being of the community college student-athlete is sparse. This study represents an attempt to address this gap by examining the relationship among perceived stress, athletic identity, and locus of control in 144 student-athletes enrolled across three community colleges located in the southern United States. Utilizing hierarchical multiple regression analyses, the hypothesized two-factor predictor model was determined to account for 20% of the variance in student-athletes' perceived stress. Additionally, results indicated that athletic identity represents a unique contribution to the variance in perceived stress. Suggestions for future research and implications for community college athletic department personnel, administrators, and college counselors were presented.
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Anxiety, Athletes, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Athletics, Stress Variables, Multiple Regression Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Hierarchical Linear Modeling, College Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, Measurement Techniques, Correlation, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Predictor Variables, Eligibility, Team Sports, School Counselors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale
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