Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling & Counseling Psychology
Michelle A. Sandrey.
Objective. The purposes of the study were to identify the stress levels of certified athletic training graduate assistants their coping responses. Design. First design was a prospective descriptive study on stress levels and coping strategies between gender and graduate assistant status (1st or 2nd year). The second design was a 2 x 2 factorial design of graduate assistant status and gender. The dependent variables were academic, social, financial, overall stress levels and overall stress levels now compared to last year. Participants. 1,000 certified student members of the NATA were e-mailed to participate, 207 questionnaires were returned. Interventions. The questionnaire battery consisted of the Quick Stress Questionnaire (QSQ), the Brief COPE Questionnaire (BCQ), and 17 demographic questions used to gather responses. Results. There were no significant differences between gender and graduate assistant status for the five stressors. Conclusion. Females reported higher stress levels than males. Responses were more positive than negative in regards to coping strategies.
Feldman, Darya C., "Levels of stress and coping in certified athletic training graduate assistants" (2005). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2180.