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Scott Moats, Tim Sceggel
The purpose of this study was to examine whether there was a statistically significant (p < 0.05) difference in student-athletes’ resilience by whether they attended religious or secular higher education institutions. The study utilized data from the 2018 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) survey, which was completed by 8,163 student-athletes at 70 different institutions. The researcher used a confirmatory factor analysis to create the resilience and pre-college factors and an ordinary least squares regression to examine whether there are differences in students’ resilience controlling for pre-college demographics and other collegiate variables. The results of the regression analysis suggested that student-athletes who attended religious institutions have significantly (p < 0.05) lower resilience compared to student-athletes who attended secular institutions. A discussion, recommendations for practice, and recommendations for research are included.
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Trenhaile, T. (2023). Student-Athletes’ Resilience at Religious and Secular Higher Education Institutions [Doctoral dissertation, Bethel University]. Spark Repository. https://spark.bethel.edu/etd/1000