Perceived social support from strength coaches among injured student-athletes

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dc.contributor.advisor Judge, Larry en_US
dc.contributor.author Harris, Brian L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:44Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2008 .H37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188460
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the level of perceived social support reported among student-athletes from their strength coach (SC) during the later reconditioning stage of rehabilitation. Data from (n = 82) participants were utilized in this study from 6 Division I Universities in the Midwest region of the United States. Each participant reported being injured for a minimum of 5 consecutive days or more. Participants were administered a survey packet consisting of; 1 demographic form, 2 consent forms, and 3 social support survey forms consisting of 6 types of social support measured on a 5 point Likert scale. The 6 types of social support assessed included; listening support, task appreciation, task challenge, emotional support, emotional challenge, and reality confirmation.AChi-Square Test was employed to assess the injured student-athlete's level of perceived social support received from their SC's during the later reconditioning stage of rehabilitation. Results showed that SC's have a significant psychosocial impact on a student-athletes overall psychological well-being during reconditioning. In conjunctionwith similar research, listening support, task appreciation, task challenge, and reality confirmation showed to be reported most frequent among student-athletes as needed or expected and most salient for their overall mental well-being during reconditioning.Among genders both male and female participants reported expecting and/or needing task challenge and reality confirmation from their SC's in addition, both male and female participants also reported task challenge and reality confirmation as the types of social support received from their SC's that was most important for their overall psychological well-being during the later reconditioning stage of rehabilitation. Furthermore, emotional challenge was reported the least overall among participants and among genders.This study provided sufficient evidence of the important psychosocial role that SC's can play during the later reconditioning stage of rehabilitation to injured student-athletes. Furthermore, the results of this study support other similar studies which also assessed the psychological impact of social support provided by the athletic trainer (AT) which was reported among student-athletes during rehabilitation.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.format.extent viii, 108 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coaches (Athletics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College athletes -- Rehabilitation -- Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College athletes -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Perceived social support from strength coaches among injured student-athletes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1398715 en_US


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