Title

Does Career Uncertainty Harms Student-Athletes' Life Satisfaction? The Buffering Role of Hope in Female Student-Athletes

Translated Titles

職涯不確定會損害學生運動員的生活滿意度嗎?希望感在女性學生運動員的緩衝效果

DOI

10.5297/ser.201903_21(1).0004

Authors

倪瑛蓮(Ying-Lien Ni);許詩淇(Shih-Chi Hsu);陳龍弘(Lung Hung Chen)

Key Words

conservation of resources ; positive characteristics ; career development ; 資源保存 ; 正向特質 ; 生涯發展

PublicationName

大專體育學刊

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

21卷1期(2019 / 03 / 31)

Page #

47 - 58

Content Language

英文

Chinese Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the three-way interaction effect among career uncertainty, hope, and gender of student-athletes on life satisfaction. Based on the conservation of resources theory, we proposed that a positive characteristic hope may mitigate the negative relationship between career uncertainty and life satisfaction in student-athletes. In addition, we pointed out that the two-way interaction effect would influence differently for different genders. We conducted an investigation on 655 National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes. The results showed that a three-way interaction effect among career uncertainty, hope, and gender of student-athletes. More specifically, career uncertainty was negatively associated with life satisfaction only in female student-athletes with low levels of hope. Furthermore, the negative relationship between career uncertainty and life satisfaction was weaker in female student-athletes with higher levels of hope. However, for male student-athletes, hope does not buffer the relation between career uncertainty and life satisfaction. This study concluded that hope buffered the negative effects of career uncertainty on life satisfaction only in female student-athletes. Our results provide relevant implications and applications for student-athletes' career development.

English Abstract

本研究旨在探討學生運動員的職涯不確定、希望感與性別對於生活滿意的三階交互作用效果。具體而言,本研究立基於資源保存理論,提出希望感的正向特質將緩衝學生運動員職涯不確定與生活滿意度的負向關係,再者,此交互作用效果將在不同性別上存在不同效果。本研究以美國大學運動聯盟之學生運動員為研究對象,採用問卷調查法,共招募655位學生運動員參與本研究。結果顯示:學生運動員之職涯不確定、希望感與性別的三階交互作用效果達顯著,換言之,學生運動員的希望感可以緩衝女性學生運動員職涯不確定與生活滿意度的負向關係;然而,對於男性學生運動員而言,希望感並不能緩衝職涯不確定與生活滿意度間之關係。研究結論發現:希望感可緩衝女性學生運動員之職涯不確定與生活滿意度的負向關係,也就是說,具有高度希望感的女性學生運動員即便面臨職涯不確定,其相較於男性運動員可以更好的維持生活滿意度,該結果將可提供有關單位對於學生運動員生涯發展之參酌。

Topic Category 社會科學 > 體育學
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