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dc.contributor.authorCelebre, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-22T14:05:42Z
dc.date.available2022-09-22T14:05:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/16617
dc.description.abstractStudent-athletes have shown to display poorer mental health than student non-athletes, typically due to the unique stressors of participating in collegiate sport. During the COVID-19 pandemic and with the implementation of public health response measures Şenışık et al. (2020) discovered that depression and anxiety symptoms were significantly lower in Turkish professional athletes than non- athletes, and similar among genders and sport types. Further research is required, and this study aims to identify differences among Canadian university student-athletes and non-athletes, males and females, and team and individual sport athletes on symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and distress during the 2019/2020 academic year. The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale – 21 and Impact of Events Scale – Revised were completed by 349 student-athletes (241 male and 108 female) and 142 non-athletes (77 male and 65 female). There were no main effects for gender or sport type, but student-athletes scored significantly higher than student non-athletes in depression (p < .001), anxiety (p = .014), stress (p < 0.001), and distress (p = .001). Interestingly, female team sport athletes reported greater levels of each measure than female individual sport athletes (p = .011). In conclusion, Canadian university student- athletes reported significantly higher levels of mental distress than student non-athletes during the 2019/2020 academic year, and there were no differences by gender or sport type. Although, female team sport athletes reported higher symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and distress than female individual sport athletes. This data was inconsistent with Şenışık et al. (2020), highlighting the need for more research to be done comparing post-secondary students and student-athletes to identify how the COVID-19 pandemic affected them, and how academic institutions can mitigate, and aid mental health disturbances caused by events of this nature.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectStudent-Athleteen_US
dc.subjectStudenten_US
dc.titleThe COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Canadian University Students' and Student-Athletes' Mental Healthen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2022-09-22T14:05:44Z


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