ERIC Number: EJ1019221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Choosing Sport Management as a College Major
Schwab, Keri A.; Dustin, Daniel; Legg, Eric; Timmerman, Danielle; Wells, Mary Sara; Arthur-Banning, Skye G.
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v28 n2 p16-27 2013
The purpose of this study was to better understand sport management students within departments of parks, recreation, and tourism, and to address the often uneasy fit faculty experience when trying to educate sport and recreation students in the same classes. Researchers sent a 16-item online questionnaire to 1,337 undergraduate sport management majors at seven universities offering sport management as an emphasis within a department of parks, recreation, and tourism. Results yielded a 32% response rate, and indicated many similarities among the seven universities. The results also provided guidance for addressing the challenges faced by parks, recreation, and tourism educators when teaching students who identify with sport rather than recreation, and who are highly focused on a career in sport. The article concludes with implications for advising, curriculum planning, and employment potential.
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Athletics, Administrator Education, Business Administration Education, Career Choice, Academic Advising, Physical Education, Student Characteristics, College Curriculum, Student Interests, Personality Traits, Occupational Aspiration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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