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Stress, Social Support, Self-Efficacy, and Performance for Collegiate Student-Athletes: An Application of the Stress-Buffering Model

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Title: Stress, Social Support, Self-Efficacy, and Performance for Collegiate Student-Athletes: An Application of the Stress-Buffering Model
Authors: van Raalte, Lisa
Keywords: Stress, social support, self-efficacy, performance, student-athlete, stress-buffering model, sport
Issue Date: 29 Jan 2013
Abstract: The stress-buffering model was used as a framework to explore the ways in which perceptions of social support are related to student-athletes’ stress, self-efficacy, and performance in their academic and athletic lives. Ninety-seven student-athletes were asked to complete a survey that measured these constructs with regard to a specific academic and athletic event. Results showed a significant negative relationship between stress and self-efficacy in an academic context and a significant positive relationship between self-efficacy and performance in both an academic and athletic context. Received social support was not significantly related to self-efficacy. The overall results showed moderate support for the stress-buffering model. Future research should explore the harmful and beneficial effects of stress for SAs, whether received or perceived availability of social support is helpful to SAs, and where social support rests in the stress-coping process.
Description: A thesis to be submitted to the graduate division of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Communicology August 2012.
Sponsor: The author thanks the Graduate Division at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for the funds provided towards the completion of this thesis.
Pages/Duration: 70
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/25805
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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