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dc.contributor.supervisor Bailis, Dan (Psychology), Leslie-Toogood, Adrienne (Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kristjanson, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-14T20:48:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-14T20:48:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-30 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-08-30T23:23:45Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33396
dc.description.abstract Participating in university sport can introduce sources of stress, where the demands faced by student-athletes exceeds their perceived ability to cope. The purpose of this research was to examine individual differences in mindfulness – the nonjudgmental, purposeful direction of attention to experience – as a predictor of stress and stress-recovery in student-athletes. Student-athletes (N = 52) from Manitoba universities completed measures of mindfulness, stress, and personality during their competition season. Principal component analysis revealed two dimensions of stress within this sample: socio-emotional stress and feelings of fitness/exhaustion surrounding practice or competition. Mindfulness, when treated as a unitary construct, was related to both types of stress, but controlling for neuroticism eliminated this relationship. Using the five-facet model of mindfulness, acting with awareness and non-judging of experience were related to feelings of fitness/exhaustion, even when controlling for neuroticism. The results of this study may inform the assessment of stress and intervention strategies for student-athletes. en_US
dc.subject Mindfulness en_US
dc.subject Stress en_US
dc.subject Sport en_US
dc.subject Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire en_US
dc.subject Recovery-Stress Questionnaire en_US
dc.subject Student-athletes en_US
dc.title Dispositional mindfulness and stress among university student-athletes en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Keough, Matt (Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Strachan, Leisha (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2018 en_US


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