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ERIC Number: EJ901686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Student Athletes Majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences
Roofe, Nina L.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v102 n1 p34-41 2010
This study used action research methodology to explore factors that influenced student athletes to major in family and consumer sciences (FCS). Three survey groups included current student athletes (n = 23), alumni athletes (n = 14), and FCS faculty (n = 5). Current student athletes and FCS faculty participated in separate focus groups. The analyses led to the identification of three goals to improve interactions among FCS faculty and student athletes majoring in FCS and a related action plan. The goals address "capacity building" to empower student athletes, "collaboration" to build respect and teamwork, and "communication" to improve awareness of campus resources as well as to improve interactions among faculty, student athletes, and coaching staff. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas