Stress Levels and the Relationship of Positive and Negative Coping Strategies in College Athletes Versus Non-Athletes Sara Roberts, Callie Poole, & Am Greene-Villa a Research Methods Project supervised by Dr. David Stahlman (Fall 2021) Roberts-poster check out this talk summarizing the project
Hi Sara, Callie, and Am! You did not replicate what was found previously, that athletes have more stress but better coping strategies compared to non-athletes. These previous data are older though (2005 and 2011, respectively). Perhaps this is due to the changing landscape of higher education, perhaps for athletes in particular? What do you think? Is there a way in which the college athlete experience is different today than it was 10 or 15 years ago that might account for your findings? Very attractive poster, by the way!
Thanks for sharing your research!
Since your study was a replication of a prior study, how consistent were your results with what the original researcher found? If your results were different, why do you think that might have been the case?
What an intriguing and relevant study! The coping strategies was an interesting addition to your study. I’m fascinated by the use of substances in coping for athletes. I wonder if this is due to some type of social influence or another factor. Great job with the research and the presentation!
Fantastic job! Your topic is super relevant, and I enjoyed hearing your findings. It’s interesting that athletes have more positive coping strategies to stress than non-athletes while still having high results for denial and substance abuse. Thank you for sharing!
This is an excellent study! Your findings were based on a well-organized study with sufficient background. The results were especially intriguing to me since I am a college athlete myself. Your ideas for future research are great and would yield even more accurate results!
Wow, what an interesting study and great presentation! This is such a relevant topic for students. I was so interested to see that athletes have more positive coping strategies, while also having higher levels of substance abuse. I really like how you included a “further research” portion, this study made me have more questions too. Amazing job!
I think this is such an interesting yet important topic of study. I found your findings to be fascinating as I would think athletes would tend to have more stressors than the non-athletes just because of all the practices and games as well as school. I am not surprised about the coping strategies not being used by athletes as many teams are drugged tested, but I thought this was an awesome addition to the study. Your presentation is well organized and graphics helped with the topic. Overall, great job!
I really liked the poster! What an interesting topic! I found it interesting that athletes have more positive coping strategies with also higher levels of substance abuse. Your presentation was wonderful and organized very well!!
I found your topic super interesting, and I really enjoyed your poster as well! I also was intrigued by the results and thinking about further research, so I thought it was great that you guys discussed that, too. Everything was very organized and easy to follow–overall, great job!
I thought your study was one of the most interesting studies that I had read about. As a college athlete I would’ve expected student-athletes stress levels to be higher than non student athletes. The potential for future research though does seems interesting as well, and something I look forward to reading about. Overall I thought you all did a fantastic job!
Your study was very thoughtful and it was very relevant to students’ life. I think that something that is underrated is how much stress athletes truly are under, so it was very surprising to see that they didn’t score higher than non-athletes. I also really liked the way you guys presented your data and the way you arranged your poster. It was very easy to read and the flow made a lot of sense. Good job!
This was a really interesting presentation! I had not thought about different coping strategies that are present in athletes vs non-athletes, so your findings were interesting! Your point about measuring athletes at different points in the season makes a lot of sense.
What an interesting topic to focus on! It’s quite intriguing to think about something like this because it is a sturdy correlation. Your hypothesis was that athletes would have more stress and better coping styles than non-athletes. You used a survey to see the levels of stress and what coping mechanisms were within both of these groups, and the results were high stress in both groups, but athletes having a better coping style. This is one of those things that can be just very subjective and what is what. I feel as a former student-athlete I was more stressed, yet I did not find something to better cope with stress than I do now. I feel as if I still have quite bad coping mechanisms and I feel like it is more of a household taught strategy than within sports. I was not taught how to regulate my emotions and i did not learn it while I played lacrosse either. I was way more stressed than I was now. I play a club sport, which is a lot more relaxed than the actual sport. I loved playing lacrosse, it was the best time while it was happening. Not when I had piles of homework to do. So it almost felt like a job. Yet, stress is pretty dependent on a lot of variables.