The Impact Of Social Media On The Mental Health Of Student-Athletes [thesis]

Jessica Brougham
survey was then sent out to the institutions across the 3 NCAA divisions. In total, 94 studentathletes completed the survey in its entirety. The survey included quantitative and qualitative questions. Qualitative findings suggested student-athletes perceive positive impacts of social media use as communication, stress relief, and motivation. Meanwhile, they perceived negative impacts of social media use including vulnerability, procrastination, and loss of sleep. Quantitative data from a
more » ... e regression analysis indicated there were higher levels of depression/anxiety in the Division II and graduate student populations. Additionally, a negative relationship was identified between female student-athletes, self-esteem and Facebook use. The findings of this exploratory research identify that social media does impact student-athlete mental health. Because of this finding, athletic departments should make an effort to educate themselves and student-athletes on the danger.
doi:10.30707/etd2021.20210719070603171210.92 fatcat:a3yjpms4tzctrochw2cfzugdui