ERIC Number: ED474149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
More Alike than Not? An Examination of What Differentiates Intercollegiate Athletes from Their Classmates.
Einarson, Marne K.; Matier, Michael W.
This study compared the institutional representation, experiences, and achievements of intercollegiate athletes to those of their classmates enrolled at a highly selective, private research university that competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Data were obtained for three student cohorts of first-time freshmen, grouped by the intended year of graduation: (1) 2,902 matriculants from the class of 1989; (2) 2,832 matriculants from the class of 1994 ; and (3) 3,054 matriculants from the class of 2004. There were more and larger differences between the achievements and experiences of male athletes and nonathletes than between female athletes and nonathletes. Differentiation between athletes and nonathletes was more likely to persist across cohorts for males than females. (Contains 11 tables and 17 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum for the Association for Institutional Research (42nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-5, 2002).