Electronic Theses and Dissertations



Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Counseling Psychology

Committee Chair

Suzanne Lease

Committee Member

Owen Lightsey

Committee Member

Sara Bridges

Committee Member

Meghan Pfeiffer


This study examined whether an intervention facilitating student-athletes awareness of their transferable skills increased their career adaptability and positive career outcome expectations. This study also explored whether the strength of student-athletes athletic identities was associated with changes in scores on the career outcome variables of interest. Data obtained from student-athletes (N = 26) and non-student-athletes (N = 24) at a Division I midsouth university indicated positive gains in the career outcome variables but athletic identity was not related to the effects of the intervention. The findings suggest partial support for the efficacy of an intervention for student-athletes focused on increasing awareness of how their athletic skills could be transferable outside of sport.


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Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest