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Athletics or Academics? An Analysis of Student-Athlete Collegiate Priorities

dc.contributor.advisor Muschkin, Clara G
dc.contributor.advisor Gibson-Davis, Christina M Mendes, Lexi 2016-01-23T18:22:00Z 2016-01-23T18:22:00Z 2016-01-23
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the academic and athletic priorities of collegiate student-athletes, using Duke University as a case study. Analyses of information collected through online surveys (N= 151) and in-person interviews (N=8) suggest that both non-revenue athletes and revenue athletes value their academics more than athletics. However, comparisons of the two groups indicate that non-revenue athletes value their academics slightly more than do revenue athletes. Revenue athletes struggle with short-term academic goals, such as studying outside of class and turning academic coursework in before the deadline. These findings suggest the need for more effective support policies to help revenue athletes devote more time to their academic courses.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject student-athletes
dc.subject priorities
dc.subject revenue athletes
dc.subject non-revenue athletes
dc.subject collegiate athletics
dc.subject academics
dc.title Athletics or Academics? An Analysis of Student-Athlete Collegiate Priorities
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Public Policy Studies

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