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dc.contributor.supervisorStrachan, Leisha (Kinesiology and Recreation Management)en_US
dc.contributor.authorMbabaali, Sophia
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-15T18:52:15Z
dc.date.available2020-07-15T18:52:15Z
dc.date.copyright2020-07-15
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.date.submitted2020-07-15T17:09:24Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/34782
dc.description.abstractBackground: Research on concussions and mental health/ illness among athletes has focused on the prevalence of mental health disorders in this population. There is currently limited amounts of research looking at the mental health experience of athletes who have sustained a sport-related concussion. Aim: The aim of this research was to conduct an exploratory study using the two-continua model of mental health as a guiding theoretical framework to answer the following research question: What is the mental health experience of student-athletes who have sustained a concussion? Methods: Semi-structured interviews using open-ended questions were conducted with eight student-athletes, and an inductive thematic analysis was used to analyze the transcripts. Results: Three themes emerged from the transcripts: a) it’s not something you have control over, b) to be or not to be: navigating the unwritten rules of being an athlete, and c) finding a way through and moving forward. These findings highlight the challenges and mental health states student-athletes faced as they progressed through their concussion experience. Implications: This research can be used to help physicians, sport psychologists, athletic therapists, coaches, and educators better understand the lived experience of student-athletes who have sustained a sport-related concussion.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectConcussionen_US
dc.subjectStudent-athleteen_US
dc.subjectTwo-continua model of mental healthen_US
dc.titleExploring the mental health experiences of student-athletes who have sustained a concussionen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineKinesiology and Recreation Managementen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeSchellenberg, Ben (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Leslie-Toogood, Adrienne (Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2020en_US


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