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Test-Retest Reliability of the 7-Factor Motives for Playing Drinking Games Scale and its Associations With Drinking Game Behaviors Among Female College Athletes

Byron L. Zamboanga, Nathan T. Kearns, Janine V. Olthuis, Heidemarie Blumenthal, and Renee M. Cloutier

break: Patrick, Lewis, Lee, & Maggs, 2013 ). The Motives for Playing Drinking Games (MPDG) measure, developed by Johnson and Sheets ( 2004 ) with a sample of college students, identified eight factors/motives for engagement in drinking games: social lubrication (e.g., to make it easier to talk to

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The Influence of Playing Experience and Position on Injury Risk in NCAA Division I College Football Players

Robert McCunn, Hugh H.K. Fullagar, Sean Williams, Travis J. Halseth, John A. Sampson, and Andrew Murray

, and entertainment value elements. American football is widely played by high school and college athletes throughout the United States. 3 However, due to the inherently aggressive and intense physical demands of the game, injuries are a well-acknowledged aspect of the sport. For instance, a total of

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The Effects of a Web-Based Alcohol Prevention Program on Social Norms, Expectancies, and Intentions to Prevent Harm among College Student-Athletes

Melodie Fearnow-Kenney, David L. Wyrick, Jeffrey J. Milroy, Erin J. Reifsteck, Timothy Day, and Samantha E. Kelly

College athletes are at risk for heavy alcohol use, which jeopardizes their general health, academic standing, and athletic performance. Effective prevention programming reduces these risks by targeting theory-based intermediate factors that predict alcohol use while tailoring content to student-athletes. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the myPlaybook online prevention program on student-athletes’ social norms, negative alcohol expectancies, and intentions to use alcohol-related harm prevention strategies. NCAA Division II student-athletes were recruited from 60 institutions across the United States to complete myPlaybook and pretest/posttest surveys measuring demographics and targeted outcome variables. Participants were randomly assigned to the treatment group (pretest-program-posttest; final n = 647) or the delayed treatment “control” group (pretest-posttest-program; final n = 709). Results revealed significant program effects on social norms (p < .01) and intentions to use harm prevention strategies (p < .01), while the effect on negative alcohol expectancies was nonsignificant (p = .14). Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

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Exploring College Students’ Perceptions of Esports and Esports Academic Programs

Jaeyeon Hwang and Jin Kim

esports revenue grew from $776.4 million to $1.1 billion from 2018 to 2020 and is expected to reach $1.56 billion by 2023 ( Newzoo, 2020 ). As the professional industry grows, esports have been embraced as school-sponsored amateur sports programs. Nearly 200 U.S. colleges/universities provide around $15

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Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mental Training Program With Collegiate Athletes

Carol R. Glass, Claire A. Spears, Rokas Perskaudas, and Keith A. Kaufman

( Bishop et al., 2004 ; Kabat-Zinn, 1994 ) could have value for enhancing well-being, which might be especially beneficial for collegiate athletes ( Wolanin & Gross, 2016 ). College is a stressful time for many students, and levels of stress are often even higher among collegiate athletes, who are faced

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#TheyareUnited and #TheyWantToPlay: A Critical Discourse Analysis of College Football Player Social Media Activism

Wayne L. Black, Ezinne Ofoegbu, and Sayvon L. Foster

Police brutality and COVID-19, two pandemics. One pandemic is endemic to a society that rarely values Black bodies outside of sport, entertainment, or other pop cultural contexts. The other pandemic materialized with no warning. In 2020, these two pandemics converged in college sports and led

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Affective Responses to Fitness Testing in College-Aged Women

Alyssa Abreu, Jessica Thompson, Danielle N. Cofield, Mark D. Faries, and Eric J. Jones

The formative, college years influence healthy lifestyles of college-aged adults ( Downes, 2015 ; Neumark-Sztainer et al., 2012 ; Racette, et al., 2005 , 2008 ). As such, the university environment can be a valuable asset in the promotion of physical activity (PA) in college students. A Centers

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Mediated Sports Money: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Sports Media Consumption and College Students’ Perceived Financial Understanding

Patrick C. Gentile, Zachary W. Arth, Emily J. Dirks, and Nicholas R. Buzzelli

In the United States, a private school’s average tuition and fees are $35,000, while public colleges range from $9,000 to $23,000 ( Bouchrika, 2024 ). Moreover, student loan averages are roughly $37,000 ( Hanson, 2023 ). College is also a time where students are away from their parents and may have

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The Effects of Two Teaching Styles on College Students’ Achievement of Selected Physical Education Outcomes

Keith D. Beckett

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of Mosston and Ashworth’s (1986) practice (Style B) and inclusion (Style E) styles of teaching or class composition on college students’ achievement of selected physical education outcomes. Achievement was measured by the use of a soccer-ball-juggle test and a written knowledge test. One hundred and twenty college students were pretested on the soccer-ball juggle. Students who scored in the upper and lower 25% were placed in a group labeled heterogeneous; students scoring in the middle 50% were placed in a group labeled homogeneous. Subsequent to the pretest, a 30-minute lesson on soccer-ball juggling was provided to students by members of the college physical education staff using the assigned teaching style, followed by the posttest and the written knowledge test. All teaching was observed and coded by the researcher to determine teacher and student behavior. Results on soccer-ball juggling yielded significant gains between pretest and posttest for both styles; a retention test verified improvement was retained in both styles. No significant differences between teaching style or class composition were uncovered on the motor task. However, significant differences on the written knowledge test were revealed: Students in Style E produced higher scores than students in Style B.

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A Comparison of Female College Athletes and Nonathletes: Eating Disorder Symptomatology and Psychological Well-Being

Patricia Marten DiBartolo and Carey Shaffer

This study examines eating attitudes, body satisfaction, reasons for exercise, and general psychological well-being in female nonathletes and Division III college athletes. A total of 115 nonathletes and 94 athletes completed measures of eating attitudes, body satisfaction, trait affect, reasons for exercise, and perceived self-competence. On the majority of measures, the scores of athletes revealed less eating disorder symptomatology and more healthy psychological functioning than the scores of nonathletes. These results indicate that female athletic involvement can be associated with healthy eating and psychological functioning. Future research should give consideration to which environments may foster healthy sports participation.