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dc.contributor.authorElshire-Dulle, Jamie,author.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-16T20:55:25Z
dc.date.available2019-05-16T20:55:25Z
dc.date.created2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifieraleph-005271416en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/25354
dc.descriptionEd. D.Texas Christian University2019en_US
dc.descriptionCollege of Education; advisor, Don Mills.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed July 16, 2019).en_US
dc.description.abstractDivision I student-athletes are faced with unique and sometimes stressful college experiences. They are expected to meet the academic rigors associated with attending college while also excelling in their team sport. And yet, research reported by the NCAA (2016) indicates student-athletes are less likely to seek mental health counseling than their non-athlete counterparts for issues related to depression and anxiety. The hesitation to seek mental health counseling has been attributed to the athletic culture, influences of those close to the student-athlete, and a lack of resources. In order to best assist student-athletes with mental health related concerns, including performance anxiety, one must first hear their narratives. A mixed-methods research study was conducted to explore the prevalence of and issues associated with help-seeking behavior of college student-athletes. The results of this study indicated that while student-athletes struggled with the same mental health concerns of their non-athlete counterparts, they had an increased pressure of maintaining their student-athlete identity. The challenge in addressing their mental health needs was due to the lack of time available for anything other their academic and athletic commitments. The most desired (and possibly most effective) solution in accommodating the emotional and mental health needs of this unique student population was being able to seek mental health services within the confines of the athletic department. This location was found to be a safe place in which student-athletes spent the majority of their time and felt the most connected to the campus, peer group, and stakeholders.en_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (242 pages) :en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege athletes Mental health United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege athletes Counseling of United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievement United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)en_US
dc.titleThe prevalence of and issues associated with the help seeking behavior among college student-athletes /en_US
dc.title.alternativeRunning head:en_US
dc.title.alternativePrevalence of help seeking behavioren_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitCollege of Education
local.subjectareaEducation


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