Stress, Coping, and Depression in Collegiate Swimmers

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Holmen, Dwight A.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
Swimming is an individual sport in which training accumulates a significant amount of time when compared to competing. Collegiate swimmers are faced with unique pressures sport and academics, which both require superior performance. This study explores the effects of stress and coping on depression in collegiate swimmers. The aim of the study was to include 100 collegiate swimmers for the quantitative measures and between 10-30 of those 100 for the qualitative measures. Responses given in the mixed-method study would be analyzed and used to find common themes. If this study would have been conducted, I expect results would have shown that stress and coping play a significant role in the prevalence of depressive symptoms amongst collegiate athletes. I would have also expected stress and coping combined would have resulted in higher levels of perceived depression. It is important to understand the relationship between stress, coping, and depression because the impact in each athlete is unique and interventions need to be tailored to meet these specific needs.
vii, 81 leaves ; 29cm
Athletics , Swimming , Stress (Psychology) , Life skills , Depressions