Daily Hassles of Collegiate Student-Athletes and Their On-Field Performance

Nicholas Bass Hanover College
Faculty Sponsor(s): John Krantz Hanover College
With the growing awareness for mental health in America, especially among the college population and athletes as a community, this study was designed to examine the relationship between daily hassles and the effect it has on collegiate student-athletes on field performance. Participants were given a daily hassles survey, that was adapted specifically to what college students face, as well as a self-evaluative performance survey measuring how these athletes self-evaluated their on-field performance, which was administered the day after each game. These surveys were given over a period of three weeks, which included six games for each the men and the women’s basketball team of a small midwestern college. Participants were chosen based off of who received significant playing time, which was determined to be 15 minutes or greater per game. The averages of the daily hassles were compared to the self-evaluative averages of performance to see if there were any correlations between the daily hassles and on-field performance. Ultimately attempting to gain a better insight on how everyday activities, or hassles, can take a toll on an athlete’s performance.
Psychology
Oral Presentation

When & Where

01:30 PM
Gallahue Hall 105