Abstract/Details

Strategies that high school athletic coaches can use to support academic performance of student -athletes: An analysis of different strategies and their effectiveness based on teacher evaluations


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

In the United States today, sports are a major part of the educational system. Many students participate in athletics, especially during high school and college. Athletic coaches have a special relationship with student-athletes because of the amount of time that they spend preparing for athletic competitions. In light of that close relationship, coaches have the opportunity to support student-athletes in their academic pursuits in ways that many other teachers cannot. The purpose of this study was to evaluate strategies that coaches used to support the academic performance of student-athletes and to determine if a correlation existed between the coaches' strategies and the academic performance of the athletes. The data collection methodology required using a teachers' survey to evaluate academic performance and a coach's survey to evaluate coaching strategies. Then the academic performance of student-athletes under coaches who use certain strategies and those student-athletes under coaches who do not were compared. The strategies found to have a significant effect on academic performance were those that involved direct communication between the coach and the players.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Physical education;
Secondary education
Classification
0514: School administration
0523: Physical education
0533: Secondary education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Academic performance; Athletic coaches; High school; Student-athletes; Teacher evaluations
Title
Strategies that high school athletic coaches can use to support academic performance of student -athletes: An analysis of different strategies and their effectiveness based on teacher evaluations
Author
Stark, Tiffany
Number of pages
122
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 68/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Lacey, Tracey
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3258306
ProQuest document ID
304721898
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304721898
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