ERIC Number: ED110268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Residence and the Athletic Participation--Educational Aspiration Hypothesis.
Picou, J. Steven; Curry, Evans W.
Employing similar variables, along with an assessment of the participation-aspiration hypothesis for athletes residing in rural Louisiana, a partial replication was attempted of previous studies of the athletic participation-aspiration relationship. A further extension of past studies was made by assessing the effects of selected predictor variables (athletic participation included) on aspirations within rural and urban residence categories, and a statistical comparison of the regression models obtained was also made between residence groups. Data were derived from a stratified, proportionate random cluster sample of all high school seniors in Louisiana (1970). Group interviews yielded usable responses from 254 rural white males and 630 urban white males. Variables utilized included: (1) father's education, (2) mother's education, (3) grade point average, (4) parent's educational encouragement, (5) educational aspiration, (6) athletic participation. Findings indicated that participation in high school athletics had "an extremely moderate, independent, positive effect on level of educational aspiration." Analysis revealed that of all the predictor variables investigated, athletic participation manifested the weakest relationships to educational aspirations in both residence categories. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana