Ian James Chennell, Megan Irene Grace, Marissa Ann Melaragno, Jamie Grace Squillante


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There have been increasing concerns on the issue of concussion in the world of football. The concussion effects are becoming more evident as the players get older and the more technology grows. Because of this, we wanted to look into the knowledge level and attitudes about concussions. Our study looks at multiple college football players and what their knowledge level and attitudes are about concussions. We will measure this by conducting interviews and administering surveys based on "Rosenbaum Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes Survey (RoCKAS)". We also took aspects of the Planned Behavior Theory and related them to our findings. The Planned Behavior Theory looks at an individual's drive and motivation to engage in a specific behavior. Specifically, we are interested in seeing if the knowledge level or attitudes about football among college football players would play a part in their athletic performance.

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Haozhou Pu

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Health and Sport Science


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Exploring the knowledge and attitudes toward concussions among college football players