Bachelor of Arts
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies
Second Faculty Advisor
Literature reveals that there is a direct effect of mindfulness and meditation on athletes at various levels in their career. The present study aims to explore the experience and perceptions of mindfulness and meditation on female collegiate club basketball players. A sample of 8 undergraduates at Assumption University completed daily guided mindfulness and meditation sessions via the Smiling Mind application. Simultaneously, they wrote journal entries expressing their thoughts. Participants were interviewed at the conclusion of the study. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data from the interviews and the journal entries finding two major themes, (1) mindful expressions and (2) barriers to engagement. For future research, a larger sample size with athletes playing at the collegiate varsity level should be used to ensure that the present study is representative of the population.
Fithian-Giantonio, Brigett, "Exploration of the Experiences and Perceptions of Club Athletes Using Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques During Their Basketball Season" (2022). Honors Theses. 107.