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ERIC Number: ED581201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3554-9898-1
Low Graduation Rates among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Athletes
Parker, Alvin D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
A review of literature reveals that there is a dearth of research examining the low graduation rates among student-athletes at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU's). By comparison, there has been numerous studies that have examined the African American student-athlete attending predominately White institutions (PWI's). The literature shows many factors leading to low graduation rates among HBCU student-athletes: (e.g., social economical background, academic readiness, and athletic department leadership styles). Much literature has shown that HBCU's have struggled with lower graduations rates and lower academic progress rates (APR), both have been issues of concern explored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The literature shows the specific problem is that HBCU student-athletes are graduating at a disproportionately lower rate than their peers attending non-HBCUs, resulting in student-athletes not completing four-year college programs. In the current study, the self-worth theory was used to better understand the perception of student-athletes. A qualitative case study research design was implemented, using a population of eight student athletes and three stakeholders. A semi-structured interview protocol was used to collect the data. Implications are discussed to offer athletic administrators, coaches, and student-athletes means to help increase graduation rates at HBCUs; thus, encouraging student-athletes to attend HBCUs to achieve both their academic and athletic goals. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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