Development, feasibility, and acceptability of a healthy relationship intervention among college student-athletes: A mixed methods study
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
College of Science & Mathematics
D. J. Angelone, Ph.D. and Meredith Joppa, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
Jeffrey Greeson, Ph.D.
Committee Member 2
Chelsie Young, Ph.D.
Committee Member 3
Joanne Bullard, Ph.D.
College, Healthy Relationships, Intervention, Student-Athletes
College athletes; Dating violence
College student-athletes are one subgroup of college students at risk for unhealthy relationship behaviors. Despite this, research on student-athletes dating behaviors is limited, and what research does exist pertains exclusively to Division I athletes, focusing on male student-athletes as perpetrators. While attempts have been made to mitigate instances of dating violence and promote healthy relationships, these interventions are education-based and not tailored to the specific strengths and challenges of student-athletes. In addition, the efficacy of these preexisting interventions has not yet been evaluated. The current study represents stage 1 of the NIH Stage Model for Behavioral Intervention Development and evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of a recently developed, data-driven intervention entitled Supporting Prevention in Relationships for Teams (SPoRT). We hypothesized that student-athletes will find SPoRT both feasible and acceptable, as this intervention takes a skills-based approach and student-athletes were consulted in the development of SPoRT content and delivery.
Cantor, Nicole, "Development, feasibility, and acceptability of a healthy relationship intervention among college student-athletes: A mixed methods study" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 2919.