Project Director

Byers, Libby M.

Department Examiner

Shelton, Jill; Hathaway, Elizabeth; O'Leary, Brian

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The way individuals manage their stress levels impacts their everyday functioning. In addition to general life stressors, college athletes and college students have athletic and academic performances riding on their ability to cope with the wide variety of daily stressors. This study aimed to primarily look at the differences in stress levels and coping styles between college athletes and non-athletes. Additionally, the current research examined gender differences between the two groups regarding coping styles. College athletes did not report higher levels of perceived stress nor more positive coping styles than non-athletes as measured by the COPE questionnaire. There were significant gender differences in specific types ofwith regard to coping styles as females reported using more negative coping styles. The results of this study are an important stepping-stone towards more extensive research into the differences and similarities of the stress levels and coping styles of these two groups.

IRB Number

17-073

Degree

B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Date

5-2018

Subject

Stress (Psychology); College athletes -- Psychology; Adjustment (Psychology); College students -- Psychology; Stress (Psychology)

Keyword

Athletes; Stress; Coping; College students; Gender

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

Theses

Extent

47 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Included in

Psychology Commons

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