Title

Examination of Psychiatric Symptoms in Student Athletes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-7-2010

Publication Title

Journal of General Psychology

Volume

131

Issue

1

First page number:

29

Last page number:

35

Abstract

In the present study, the authors examined the severity of psychiatric symptoms in undergraduate recreational (noncompetitive) athletes (n = 64) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA; competitive) athletes (n = 72). The results indicated that the 2 groups were similar in the severity of psychiatric symptoms. The recreational and NCAA athletes combined (n = 136) showed less severe global psychiatric symptoms when they were compared with an undergraduate control group (n = 435). The implications of the study are discussed in the context of those findings.

Disciplines

Psychology

Language

English

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