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ERIC Number: EJ1161684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
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Comparing Two Groups of Student-Athletes: Implications for Academic and Career Advising
Buzzetta, Mary E.; Lenz, Janet G.; Kennelly, Emily
NACADA Journal, v37 n1 p26-36 2017
In this study, we explored the career variables of goal instability, vocational identity, and career decidedness levels in two groups of student-athletes. We compared scholarship student-athletes who had been selected to participate in a summer academic-support program designed for at-risk students to scholarship athletes who were not included in the summer-support program. Both groups consisted of student-athletes from various sports with football and basketball the primary sports for the summer program participants and swimming and cross country the primary sports for student-athletes not included in the summer-support program. Results of the study indicated that no significant differences were found between the two groups of college student-athletes with regard to their goal instability, vocational identity, or career decidedness. Implications for academic and career advising as well as future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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