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ERIC Number: EJ1095472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Analysis of the Academic Behaviors and Beliefs of Division I Student-Athletes: The Impact of the Increased Percentage toward Degree Requirements
Kulics, Jennifer M.; Kornspan, Alan S.; Kretovics, Mark
College Student Journal, v49 n1 p1-12 Spr 2015
The purpose of the present study was to assess the academic decision making beliefs of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Championship Series (FBS) student-athletes and to determine if the variables of gender and type of sport related to academic decision making behavior of student-athletes. Participants included 1027 NCAA Division I FBS student-athletes participating in a large Midwestern athletic conference. The findings of the study showed that most student-athletes choose majors based on their interests. Results also revealed that some student-athletes choose majors based on athletic eligibility purposes. Gender and type of sport were shown to be related to the academic decision making behaviors of college student-athletes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A