An Analysis of the Impact of Social Media on Student-Athlete Mental Health
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English and Communication Arts
Hood College Departmental Honors
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Discussion surrounding mental health has become increasingly relevant and made its way to the forefront of conversations in recent years. On top of this, the emergence of a devastating global pandemic and a transition into a what may be deemed a “new normal” has certainly complicated the lives of many, especially young adults. In addition, prevalence and widespread use of social media has become increasingly common. The research in this paper seeks to discover how social media usage impacts collegiate student-athletes' mental health by analyzing the social media habits of these student-athletes.