Stress on College Student-Athletes

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Stress amongst College Athletes & Non-Athletes
Jeff Bennett
University of Mount Union

Abstract
Athletic participation and academic stress has been a challenging topic and one that has made many question about. With all the extracurricular activities that students have, they don’t realize that their stress could be affecting them more than they may know. This study examines the stress level results amongst 10 college student athletes and 10 non-athletes. The results present a rare finding regarding stress amongst the students. Stress has become an on-going issue that has affected the college satisfaction of a student. Many people don’t realize that they have stress and it’s affecting them in some sort of way or some may know they have stress but don’t want to take any type of action towards getting help. Possible explanations for the findings and implications for stress amongst athletes and non-athletes of the University of Mount Union are provided.

Introduction Stress has been a rising issue concerning not only college students but also college athletes. With all the extracurricular activities the students take on in college along with the academic part of it have led to very high stress level. Controlling time and having an organized schedule is the main fix to this problem. Whether you’re a college athlete or just a normal college student, everyone has stress or has experienced stress. The purpose of this study was to figure out whether or not there is a significant difference in stress levels amongst college athletes and non-athletes. There has been past research conducted on whether or not college athletes need to seek counseling services but there isn’t much research on why or why not athletes are stressed more than non-athletes. This study will help find a conclusion to that question. College athletes are hardly recognized as “student…...

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