This study presents a systematic literature review of research evaluating components of athletic identity in participating NCAA Division I, II, and III athletes. Publications were gathered from six databases: APA PsycINFO, APA PsycARTICLES, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, ERIC, MEDLINE, and SPORTDiscus. 26 records met the criteria for inclusion. Four themes were analyzed in the research: academic factors, demographic factors, sport-specific factors, and psychological factors. Study limitations and recommendations for future research are assessed, such as challenges associated with self-report instruments and benefits of employing a longitudinal research design. Recommendations for practitioners and staff are also discussed.
Fisher, Thomas J.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Torres, Alana C., "Components of Athletic Identity in Participating NCAA Athletes: Academic, Demographic, Sport, and Psychological Considerations" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1478.