TITLE

Self-Reported Psychopathology in Athletes: A Comparison of Intercollegiate Student-Athletes and Non-Athletes

AUTHOR(S)
Storch, Eric A.; Storch, Jason B.; Killiany, Erin M.; Roberti, Jonathan W.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Sport Behavior;Mar2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study compared the psychosocial maladjustment of a sample of elite intercollegiate athletes to a sample of their non-athlete peers. The Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents and alcohol, depression, and non-support subscales of the Personality Assessment Inventory were administered to 398 undergraduate students (105 intercollegiate athletes) at a large public university in the Southeastern United States. Results show that female athletes reported greater mean scores on measures of social anxiety and depressive symptoms, and lower mean scores on a measure of social support, than male athletes and male and female non-athletes. However, the proportions of female athletes who had clinically significant levels of alcohol problems, depression, and social anxiety, and deficient social support were not significantly different than the proportions of female non-athletes or male athletes and non-athletes. Implications of these findings for the training of athletic personnel in identification of psychosocial distress are discussed.
ACCESSION #
16091312

 

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