First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Angelica ZacarolaFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Michelle Loris and Dr. Daniel Rober

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Religion is an integral part of modern society (Emmons). Whether one believes in it or not, the conversation is still happening thus influencing one’s personality. Although they are seen as larger than life, elite athletes are human as well and deal with a variety of human experiences such as loneliness, stress, anxiety, and lack of motivation. Coping with these things can be challenging and scary, as elite athletes often lack the time and attention they need for their mental health: this is where they can turn to religion. Religious athletes are proven to be more successful in mental health, success in their respective sport, and aggression when “in the zone”.

College and Major available

College of Arts and Sciences, Theater Arts

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-C, Dr. Loris and Dr. Rober

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Angelica Zacarola, Theatre Arts major and Catholic Studies minor. Honors student graduating in 2023

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Saying a "Hail Mary" to Make a "Hail Mary": Religion and Its Impact on Athletes

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Religion is an integral part of modern society (Emmons). Whether one believes in it or not, the conversation is still happening thus influencing one’s personality. Although they are seen as larger than life, elite athletes are human as well and deal with a variety of human experiences such as loneliness, stress, anxiety, and lack of motivation. Coping with these things can be challenging and scary, as elite athletes often lack the time and attention they need for their mental health: this is where they can turn to religion. Religious athletes are proven to be more successful in mental health, success in their respective sport, and aggression when “in the zone”.