ERIC Number: EJ779625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students
Stephens, Larry J.; Schaben, Laura A.
NASSP Bulletin, v86 n630 p34-41 2002
Eighth graders (N = 136) were divided into two groups: students who had participated in at least one interscholastic sport and were classified as athletes (n = 73), and students who had not participated in interscholastic sports and were classified as nonathletes (n = 63). The mean grade point average (GPA) for each group and subgroup was computed and compared by group, subgroup, and sex. There were 6 categories of sports participation, ranging from no sports to 5 sports. As interscholastic sports participation increased, GPAs improved.
Descriptors: Extramural Athletics, Grade Point Average, Grade 8, Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Cohort Analysis, Academic Achievement, Student Participation, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
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