Poster or Presentation Title

General Anxiety Symptoms in Division III Athletes

Student Author Information

Cody Hammock, University of LynchburgFollow

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

7-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2021 1:15 PM

Department

Athletic Training

Abstract

Context: COVID-19 has affected athletes’ mental well-being due to the cancelations and postponements of many collegiate seasons.

Objective: To examine anxiety symptoms in Division III student-athletes.

Design: Cross-sectional study

Setting: Online survey

Participants: 268 (male 105, female 163) Division III collegiate athletes in the USA South and ODAC conferences. Out of the 33 colleges in the two conferences, 24 participated in this study.

Main outcome measures: DASS-21 scores, mode, the standard deviation of depression, anxiety, the stress in male and female

Results: The Mann-Whitney U test showed a significant difference between females and males when comparing the DASS-21 scores. While looking further into the data the median scores for males were 8,4,4 whereas for females it was 20,16,12.

Conclusions: In conclusion, females had a higher rate of experiencing anxiety symptoms compared to males.

Keywords: Mental health, COVID-19, DASS-21, Collegiate Athletes

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Debbie Bradney
Dr. Jennifer Hall
Dr. Nicki Favero

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Apr 7th, 12:00 PM Apr 7th, 1:15 PM

General Anxiety Symptoms in Division III Athletes

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Context: COVID-19 has affected athletes’ mental well-being due to the cancelations and postponements of many collegiate seasons.

Objective: To examine anxiety symptoms in Division III student-athletes.

Design: Cross-sectional study

Setting: Online survey

Participants: 268 (male 105, female 163) Division III collegiate athletes in the USA South and ODAC conferences. Out of the 33 colleges in the two conferences, 24 participated in this study.

Main outcome measures: DASS-21 scores, mode, the standard deviation of depression, anxiety, the stress in male and female

Results: The Mann-Whitney U test showed a significant difference between females and males when comparing the DASS-21 scores. While looking further into the data the median scores for males were 8,4,4 whereas for females it was 20,16,12.

Conclusions: In conclusion, females had a higher rate of experiencing anxiety symptoms compared to males.

Keywords: Mental health, COVID-19, DASS-21, Collegiate Athletes