ERIC Number: ED386981
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Publication Date: 1995-May
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The Use of Perceptual Data To Assess Intercollegiate Athletics. AIR 1995 Annual Forum Paper.
Gravely, Archer R.; Cochran, Thomas R.
The Student Athlete Survey was developed and administered to all student athletes at a university during the spring semesters of 1994 and 1995. The survey was designed to: help the athletic department obtain early warning about potential problems; (2) gain insight into the quality of athlete/coach interaction; (3) obtain some global measures of student-athlete satisfaction. The survey was administered during the spring 1994 and 1995 semesters; and the survey procedures were designed to provide respondents with complete anonymity. The range of information addressed by the survey involved the following: global measures of satisfaction with college academic, athletic, and overall experiences; estimates of the number of student athletes who would or would not attend this college again if they were being recruited now; frequency of physical, verbal, and mental abuse by coaching staff; conflict between practice time and cafeteria dining schedule; perceptions of the extent to which athletes are treated fairly by the athletic department; perceived strengths of the coaching staff; and perceived areas in which the coaching staff needs to improve. Survey results provided timely information to enable the athletic director to take corrective actions to improve student-athlete experiences. (SW)
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