The Athletic Identity and Level of Optimism of Selected University of Santo Tomas Institute Student-Athletes during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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https://doi.org/10.53905/inspiree.v3i03.90

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Athletic identity, Level of optimism, COVID-19, Student-athletes

Abstract

The  purpose  of  the study. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted sporting events, which led to the cancellation of games and student-athletes being isolated at home and conducting their training online. The study looked at how student-athletes view themselves and their levels of optimism before and during the pandemic.

Materials and methods. The study is a descriptive quantitative research that adapted the constructs of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS) and Revised Life Orientation Test (LOT-R). Slovin’s formula and stratified random sampling were used to select the respondents. Google Form was used to gather data on the 154 UST-IPEA student-athletes. For data analysis, Microsoft Data Analysis ToolPak was used as statistical software.

Results. The results show that the factors of Level of Optimism, namely: Gender, Typology of Sports, and Competitive Level, do not affect the student-athletes Level of Optimism before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the factors of Athletic Identity, namely: Gender, Year Level, and Socioeconomic Status, do not affect the student-athletes’ Athletic Identity before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one factor that affects the student-athletes’ Athletic Identity during the COVID-19 pandemic is the Typology of Sports. To sum up, the Athletic Identity and Level of Optimism possess a weak correlation.

Conclusions. . Based on the results of the study, it is concluded to regularly monitor the student-athletes’ Athletic Identity and Level of Optimism by taking the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS) by Brewer & Cornelius (2001) and Revised Life Orientation Test (LOT-R)).

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Published

2022-05-10

How to Cite

Chuateco, C. M., Cervantes, D., Lipasana, D. G., Mosqueda, A. D., Requinton, J., & Dimatulac, O. (2022). The Athletic Identity and Level of Optimism of Selected University of Santo Tomas Institute Student-Athletes during the Covid-19 Pandemic. INSPIREE: Indonesian Sport Innovation Review, 3(03), 185–198. https://doi.org/10.53905/inspiree.v3i03.90