Developmental task achievement in college students : a comparison of developmental task achievement among three groups of college students : athletes-former athletes-nonathletes

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dc.contributor.advisor Dimick, Kenneth M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Antonek, Thomas C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:22:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:22:37Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1989 .A5 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/174833
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to investigate the potential differences In the level of developmental maturity among three groups of college students (athletes, former athletes, and nonathletes). An additional Inquiry was conducted to examine variations by sex within groups of athletes.The Student Developmental Task Inventory-2 (SDTI-2) was selected as the dependent measure for developmental maturity, and three research hypotheses were tested:1) Athletes will demonstrate the lowest levels of developmental maturity, with the former athletes at an Intermediate level, and the nonathletes having thehighest levels.2) Male athletes in revenue-producing sports (football and basketball) will score lower on measured levels of developmental maturity than males Innonrevenue-producing sports.3) Female athletes will be more advanced In developmental maturity than male athletes.The SDTI-2 was administered to 281 college students. A research survey obtaining objective data and subjective accounts regarding sport participation was administered as a means of categorizing the students Into the groups for comparison.Combined adjusted mean scores on Tasks One, Two, and Three of the SDTI-2 were used to examine hypothesis 1. The overall adjusted group means did not support hypothesis 1.Data from the SDTI-2 were analyzed by a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) which supported hypothesis 2 (f = 2.77, p<.04). Athletes in nonrevenue-producing sports were more advanced on Task One (Developing Autonomy) than athletes in revenue-producing sports.Data from the SDTI-2 were also analyzed by a MANOVA to test hypothesis 3. Results of the analysis demonstrated a statistically significant difference between male and female athletes (f = 7.41, p<.01). Female athletes were more advanced on Task Three (Developing Mature Interpersonal Relationships). Male and female athletes were further differentiated In terms of two subtasks. Females were more advanced In "Mature Relationships With Peers," and males were more advanced In "Appropriate Educational Plans.'These data denote that differences exist among the collegiate athletic population. The major implication being that the collegiate athletic population is variegated, demonstrating differing assets and needs regarding developmental task achievement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent 103 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College athletes -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title Developmental task achievement in college students : a comparison of developmental task achievement among three groups of college students : athletes-former athletes-nonathletes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/720156 en_US


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