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Help-Seeking for Eating Pathology Among Collegiate Athletes: Examining Stigma and Perfectionism as Moderating and Mediating Mechanisms

Shelby J. Martin and Timothy Anderson

significantly greater percentage of at-risk athletes (89%) versus non-athletes (22%) met criteria for an eating disorder in the follow-up diagnostic interview, suggesting athletes may be more likely to underreport symptoms. Although this study did not examine rates of help-seeking intentions, it can be

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The Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Student-Athletes and the Relationship With Resilience and Help-Seeking Behavior

Breanna Drew and James Matthews

explored. Thus, there is a need to better understand the psychological resilience of student-athletes and the role it plays in protecting these athletes from mental ill-health. Alongside resilience, a willingness and ability to engage in help-seeking is an important self-care behavior which can help to

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Exploring Indices of Disordered Eating Literacy in Male and Female Athletes: Knowledge Gaps and Lay Beliefs as Predictors of Attitudes Toward Help-Seeking

Siobhain McArdle and Phil Moore

The aim of this pilot study was to explore disordered eating (DE) literacy in male and female athletes and to examine whether any gender differences were present. A related aim was to examine the moderating effect of gender on the relationship between indices of DE literacy and attitudes toward help-seeking for DE. A nonclinical sample of 133 (37% male) athletes from a variety of sports and competitive levels were recruited to complete an online questionnaire addressing a range of topics linked to DE literacy. Chi-square analysis indicated no significant gender differences on indicators of DE literacy. Findings from the survey revealed a number of beliefs conducive to low or inappropriate help-seeking for DE. The results highlight the importance of exploring DE literacy in athletes to develop more targeted interventions for this specific population.

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Burnout, Help Seeking, and Perceptions of Psychological Safety and Stigma Among National Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches

Julie M. Slowiak, Rebecca R. Osborne, Jordyn Thomas, and Adna Haasan

). Those without coping resources are more prone to experiencing stress and burnout ( Norris et al., 2017 ). In an effort to predict help-seeking behavior for emotional and mental health issues (i.e., actions taken by an individual to seek informal or formal assistance), researchers have examined help-seeking

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Barriers and Facilitators to Help-Seeking for Mental Health Difficulties Among Professional Jockeys in Ireland

Lewis King, SarahJane Cullen, Jean McArdle, Adrian McGoldrick, Jennifer Pugh, Giles Warrington, and Ciara Losty

 al., 2019 ). Despite this, help-seeking among professional jockeys is low. Only one third of jockeys had previously sought help from a mental health professional, despite 80% reaching the threshold for a MHD ( King et al., 2020 ). There are a myriad of reasons why athletes may not seek help for MHDs

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Depression, Anxiety, and Help-Seeking Among NCAA Division III Athletes at a Historically Women’s College

Aidan D. Kraus and Erica Tibbetts

depression and anxiety as well as higher rates of help-seeking than men ( Wolanin et al., 2016 ), but no studies that the authors could find examined mental health and gender identity outside of this binary within athletic settings. By studying student-athletes at a historically women’s college, we can

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Mental Health Literacy, Help-Seeking, and Mental Health Outcomes in Women Rugby Players

Shakiba Oftadeh-Moghadam and Paul Gorczynski

toward mental health and ensuring mental health inequities are addressed through the removal of barriers to seek support ( Gorczynski et al., 2019 ). Further to this, Rickwood et al.’s ( 2005 ) theory of help-seeking conceptualizes help-seeking as a process initiated by one’s awareness of mental health

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Understanding Physical Education Teachers’ Help-Seeking Behaviors in a Facebook Professional Learning Community

Xiuye Xie and Yung-Ju Chen

interactions among members in a PLC, help seeking is one of the most critical behaviors that allows professionals who are less knowledgeable in certain areas to learn from seasoned experts ( Schuck et al., 2013 ). Help seeking is a self-regulated learning and problem-solving strategy in which learners ask for

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Help-Seeking Beliefs Among Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Users Experiencing Side Effects: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

Hugh Gilmore, Stephen Shannon, Gerard Leavey, Martin Dempster, Shane Gallagher, and Gavin Breslin

with such potentially harmful AAS use and their associated risks, it is necessary to understand the factors underpinning professional help-seeking behaviors among AAS users. The number of AAS users registered with advice services in the United Kingdom (UK) has increased in recent years, but the

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Students’ Help Seeking during Physical Education

Susan B. Nye

Seeking help with academic tasks has been regarded as an important strategy to enhance student learning (Newman, 1994; Ryan, Gheen, & Midgley, 1998; Zimmerman & Martinez-Pons, 1986). Seeking help is conceptualized as student-initiated efforts to secure task information or solicit advice when a deficiency in their understanding of the content exists (Newman & Schwager, 1995; Zimmerman & Martinez-Pons, 1986). An interpretive qualitative research design utilizing a case study approach was used to explore middle school students’ help-seeking instances during their physical education classes. Ten students (6 females and 4 males) were selected from two middle schools. The students’ participated in two semistructured interviews regarding their help-seeking behaviors. Constant comparative analysis was used to analyze the interview data. Results indicated students would seek help to clarify or enhance understanding of an activity or to get a good grade and cited reluctance to seek help owing to their desire for independent mastery or the perceived risk of embarrassment in front of their peers.