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Well-being and performance in dual careers: The role of academic and athletic identities

van Rens, F.E.C.A., Ashley, R.A. and Steele, A.R.ORCID: 0000-0001-5045-9520 (2019) Well-being and performance in dual careers: The role of academic and athletic identities. The Sport Psychologist, 33 (1). pp. 42-51.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2018-0026
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Abstract

This paper presents a complementary multimethod approach to investigate the academic and athletic identities of Australian student-athletes. In Study 1, the authors explored the academic and athletic identities of 8 student-athletes using semistructured interviews. Results are congruent with the model of multiple dimensions of identity and indicate that student-athletes develop both academic and athletic identities. The corresponding fulfillment of self-determined needs in both academic and athletic identities was deemed beneficial to student-athletes' well-being. The authors used a quantitative approach (N = 86) in Study 2 and found that academic identity was positively associated with student-athletes' academic performance and life satisfaction. Differences in athletic identity were found based on the student-athletes' sport-competition levels. No significant associations were found between the student-athletes' academic and athletic identities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Copyright: © 2019 Human Kinetics, Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/44431
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