Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Jeremy Sibold

Secondary Mentor NetID

shammack

Secondary Mentor Name

Dr. Sayamwong Hammack

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Neuroscience

Second Program (optional)

Anthropology

Primary Research Category

Social Sciences

Secondary Research Category

Health Sciences

Tertiary Research Category

Biological Sciences

Presentation Title

Confidence and Injury Risk in Collegiate Athletes

Time

9:00 AM

Location

Silver Maple Ballroom - Social Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship between psychosocial variables and athletic injury. Volunteer participants from the UVM men’s lacrosse and soccer teams will be asked to complete pre- season self report measures of competitive anxiety, life stress and self- confidence. Following the athletic season a post- season measure of sustained injuries will be taken. We predict that there will be significant relationships between confidence, stress and athletic injury. In particular, injury is thought to directly correlate with stress and inversely correlate with confidence. This data may inform best practices with regard to injury prevention in athletes.

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Confidence and Injury Risk in Collegiate Athletes

The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship between psychosocial variables and athletic injury. Volunteer participants from the UVM men’s lacrosse and soccer teams will be asked to complete pre- season self report measures of competitive anxiety, life stress and self- confidence. Following the athletic season a post- season measure of sustained injuries will be taken. We predict that there will be significant relationships between confidence, stress and athletic injury. In particular, injury is thought to directly correlate with stress and inversely correlate with confidence. This data may inform best practices with regard to injury prevention in athletes.