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ERIC Number: EJ885720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1077-193X
An Examination of the Effects of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation and Parental Involvement on Male Academic Behaviors
O'Bryan, Simone Travis; Braddock, Jomills Henry, II; Dawkins, Marvin P.
Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, v14 n2 p1-27 Fall 2008
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we developed and empirically tested a conceptual model to assess the longitudinal impact of school-based athletic participation and parental involvement, along with other factors, on the college-bound behaviors of male high school seniors attending public schools in the U.S. The conceptual model was tested using multiple regression and path analysis. Results indicate that 10th grade varsity sport is a significant positive predictor of 12th grade college-bound behaviors, net antecedent model variables (including SES and prior achievement). Additionally, African American parents are significantly more involved with their sons than white parents are, and African American students are significantly more likely to engage in college-bound behaviors. Implications for educational policy are discussed. (Contains 1 footnote, 5 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A