ERIC Number: EJ1000846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Taking a Pulse: Student-Athletes' Descriptors for Their First Semester of College
Higbee, Jeanne L.; Schultz, Jennifer L.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v9 n4 p253-260 4th Qtr 2012
This paper summarizes the responses of 103 student-athletes enrolled in a first-year experience course when asked, "What adjective best describes your first semester in college?" Not surprisingly, the most frequent descriptors were busy, fun, stressful, and different. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of collecting this type of data as a form of early warning system.
Descriptors: Athletes, College Freshmen, Higher Education, College Athletics, Student Adjustment, At Risk Students, Dropouts, School Holding Power, College Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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