ERIC Number: ED349893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-23
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Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes.
Foltz, Roger A.
This study examined the cumulative grade point averages of collegiate student-athletes at Fort Hays State University (Kansas) as related to the variables of gender, academic classification, type of sport participation, and transfer status. The measure used as dependent variable was mean cumulative grade point average which consisted of the number of total quality points earned divided by the number of credit hours attempted. The population for the study was the entire population of eligible student-athletes at Fort Hays, 256 students of whom 188 were male (72 percent) and 68 were female (27 percent). Research procedures included gathering cumulative grade point averages and other data through the university computer center and statistical data analysis. Results indicated a statistically significant interaction between gender and transfer status with nontransfer students. In addition female athletes had higher academic achievement than male athletes; student-athletes participating in non-revenue sports had higher academic achievement than student-athletes participating in revenue sports; and native (non-transfer) student-athletes had higher academic achievement than non-native (transfer) student-athletes. Included are 4 tables, 1 figure, and 20 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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