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ERIC Number: EJ1103131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
College Sport Participation and Student Educational Experiences and Selected College Outcomes
Rettig, Jean; Hu, Shouping
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n4 p428-446 May 2016
Using data from a random sample of first-year students in the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), we compared engagement in educationally purposeful activities in college, a set of educational outcomes, and the relationship between student engagement and educational outcomes for nonathletes and student-athletes participating in low- and high-profile sports. Findings indicate that nonathletes and student-athletes participating in low- and high-profile sports report similar levels of engagement in various academic areas. However, high-profile student-athletes face additional challenges to achieving educational outcomes to the level of nonathletes and low-profile student-athletes, and benefit differently from the engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement
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