ERIC Number: ED335991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Statistical Analysis of the Predictions of Graduation Rates for College Student Athletes. NCAA Academic Performance Study. Report 91-02.
Benson, Martin T., Ed.
This report examines the predictors of college graduation for student athletes. Presented first are 5-year graduation results for the 1984 and 1985 cohorts of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) data base. Questionnaires were sent to representatives at Division I schools in each of the 5 years. Data is analyzed from the responses of 82 different schools involving 4,845 student athletes. Table 1 summarizes the patterns of college outcomes and also gives breakdowns of graduation rates for white, black, male, and female student athletes. Table 2 provides a summary of descriptive statistics for 1984 and 1985 student athletes. The overall graduation rate as a probabilistic function of single predictor variables for 1984 and 1985 cohorts is provided in table 3. Figures for the linear combination of several of these variables are shown in table 4, and table 5 adds moderator variables and their interactions to the prediction equation. Table 6 is a summary of the accuracy and fit improvement of the high school grade point average and standardized test score variables broken down into separate demographic groups. Table 7 shows the improvement gained by adding knowledge of the institution that a student athlete chooses to attend, and the difference between the average student at the school and the student athlete in question. The final table provides a chronological summary of academic persistence prediction for 1984 and 1985 student athletes. Contains five references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association, Overland Park, KS.