Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Sports and Athletics Administration
School of Graduate Studies
Richard A. Young
The purpose of this study was to determine the significance of the relationships between the three personal/situational variables and perceived stress, from R.E. Smith's model, and how it related to the field of athletic training (Hendrix, et al., 140).
The hypothesis for this study stated that perceived stress levels were more significantly related to hardiness and social support levels than to relevant work-related issue levels (i.e. athletic training issues) as they relate to the field of athletic training. Conversely, athletic training issues play a less significant role in perceived stress levels.
Results from the study indicated that a fairly strong relationship existed between perceived stress and social support and between perceived stress and hardiness, A somewhat less significant relationship was also found to exist between perceived stress and athletic training issues. Therefore, based on the research, the first half of the hypothesis stating that perceived stress levels were more significantly related to hardiness and social support levels than to athletic training issue levels was supported. Secondly, the last half of the hypothesis stating that athletic training issues play a less significant role as related to perceived stress levels was also supported.
Burnett, Gregory R., "Perceived Stress in the Field of Athletic Training" (2002). Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios and Projects. 65.