ERIC Number: ED319321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes of Residence Hall Students toward Student-Athletes: Implications for Advising, Training and Programming. Research Report #19-89.
Engstrom, Cathy McHugh; Sedlacek, William E.
The study was conducted to assess residence hall student attitudes toward student-athletes at a predominantly white, eastern public institution. A total of 180 students living in traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments were sent the Situational Attitude Scale--Student-Athlete of whom 115 returned usable responses. Results showed that students felt more jealous, resentful, suspicious, and indignant toward a "student-athlete" than toward a student who has an expensive sports car. They felt more sad, disapproving, concerned, worried, and annoyed when a "student-athlete" is assigned to be their lab partner. They indicated they were more suspicious, disapproving, embarrassed, and disappointed when a "student-athlete" as opposed to a student in the room next door leaves school. Females had more positive attitudes than males in such situations as (1) a group of students or student-athletes fighting at a local bar, or, (2) a student or student-athlete being charged with destruction of property, or, (3) being assigned a student athlete as a lab partner. Attitude differences have major implications for residence life staff in the areas of advising, training, and programming. The survey instrument and 17 references are included. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Authoring Institution: N/A