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ERIC Number: ED537700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 101
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-6309-7
Sports Management Faculty External Grant-Writing Activities in the United States
DeVinney, Timothy P.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, United States Sports Academy
This study was conducted to fill a void in information, provide relevant, current data for faculty members related to external grant-writing activities related to the academic field of sport management and serve as a tool that may aid in the advancement of external grant-writing efforts within the field of sport management. All data is specific to sport management departments and sport management faculty. Participation levels in external grant-writing were investigated at 100 institutions throughout the United States that offered a degree program in sport management. The literature revealed no data related to the topic but showed the overall importance placed on funds generated through grant-writing by academia. Data collection occurred in December 2011. The survey response rate was 33%. Variables included institutional demographics and data specific to each program. The study found that institutional demographics were significant to participation in external grant-writing. Logistic regression models revealed that public institutions were 2.6 times more likely to participate in external grant-writing than private institutions and that research-focused institutions were 8.4 times more likely to participate than teaching-focus institutions. The rate of proposals submitted for faculty at research-focused institutions was 0.71 proposals for every faculty member and 0.20 per faculty member from teaching-focused institutions. The percentage of proposals awarded funding was not reflective of participation levels. Faculty members at private institutions were awarded funding on 50% of proposals submitted to 39% by faculty at public institutions. Faculty members at research-focused institutions were awarded funding on 43% of proposals submitted to 42% for faculty at teaching-focused institutions. The only variable that showed significance for proposals awarded was total proposals submitted. The only variable that showed statistical significance for proposals submitted was formal grant-writing training. Overall subjects were optimistic about future external grant-writing efforts in the field. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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