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ERIC Number: ED165821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-28
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Survey to Determine to What Extent Ohlone College Is Meeting the Needs of Student Athletes.
Baker, John
A questionnaire was administered to all 1978 fall quarter student athletes at Ohlone College (California) to assess their goals and needs, and to find out to what degree student experience matched expectation. There was an 86% (N=85) response rate from the varsity men and women teams (volleyball, field hockey, soccer, water polo, and football). Most of the athletes were between 18 and 19 years of age, lived with their families, and were employed part-time. Most were seeking a four-year or higher degree and planned to continue with a full load winter quarter. Students overall reported positive experiences with their classes and instructors; however, 58% had never talked to an instructor about course work out of class. Over half of the students (60%) had little contact with the counseling department regarding future plans. Athletes also reported little use of the learning resources center. Studying was done on a limited basis, with few athletes studying on weekends. Generally, athletes came to Ohlone because of the coaching and most believed they had become better athletes. They reported receiving little support from their coaches during off-season. It was recommended that the coaching staff meet with faculty, counselors, and library staff to determine ways that services could become more useful to the student athlete. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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