Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between stress and self-esteem in student athletes versus non-athletes
by Parisi, Michele, M.A., Kean University, 2011, 40; 1495134
Abstract (Summary)

College students deal with many responsibilities and commitments today. When working with students of any age, it is beneficial to know and understand the development of their self-esteem, and what factors in their life contribute to stressors. Sports and physical activity may play a role in an individual’s life, in reducing stress and increasing one’s self-esteem. The current research study surveyed student athletes and non-athletes regarding their own perceptions of stress/anxiety and self-esteem. Results are likely to have important implications for school personnel attempting to facilitate personal growth through the participation in sports and other activities. Knowing factors which can help lessen symptoms of negative stress and increase self-esteem can facilitate mental health professionals in learning new ways to not only improve mental health, but it can also have secondary advantages of improving academic performance and overall social and emotional well being. The goal of the current research study is to learn more about how stress/ anxiety and self-esteem play a role in the lives of athletes versus non-athletes.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gratz, Zandra, Walsh, Joanne
School: Kean University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Developmental psychology, Recreation
Keywords: Athletes, Self-esteem, Stress/anxiety
Publication Number: 1495134
ISBN: 978-1-124-71509-4
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