Melissa Ludban, Priscilla N. Gitimu*, Youngstown State University
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Abstract: Psychological well-being is important in the life of a college student. The purpose of the study was to examine psychological well-being of college students and the factors that impact it. The Ryff scale of psychological well-being was used to measure psychological well-being. Participants of the study were 131 college students. Results of the study indicate that gender, age (traditional vs. nontraditional students), support, and financial well-being were the factors that impacted psychological well-being of college students.
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Tabitha A. Maurer & Dr. Joni L. Cramer Roh*, California University of Pennsylvania
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Abstract: Depression is a major medical concern among college students, and has recently become a crucial component in assessing and treating athletic-related injuries. The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the current literature whether athletes or non-athletes experienced more depression symptoms, and what negative stressors lead to depression. The current research demonstrates that student-athletes suffer more psychological problems (anxiety, fear of failure in competition, lack of sleep, alcohol use and abuse, disordered eating, overtraining, and feelings of exhaustion) than their non-athlete peers due to the combination of stressful athletic and academic schedules. Female athletes, and athletes following a severe injury, had significantly higher levels of depression, yet athletes overall had a lower incidence of depression when compared to non-athletes.
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