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Associations Between Academic Performance of Division I Athletes and Their Perceptions of the Effects of Anabolic Steroids.

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Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Data on the relationship between academic performance (grade point average) of college athletes and their perceptions of the effects of anabolic steroids on their sport and their performance were collected from Division 1 athletes (N=1,638) representing 12 varsity sports chosen from five universities nationwide. The response rate was 74%. Analysis yielded differences between athletes with high and low GPAs in perceptions of the effects of anabolic steroids. The lower the GPA, the less likely the athletes were to believe that anabolic steroids are a threat to health, are a problem in their sport, and are addictive. Also, they were more likely to believe that ana-bolic steroids enhance performance.

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Perko, M. A., Yesalis, C. S., Cowdery, J. E., & Wang, M. Q. (1995). Associations Between Academic Performance of Division I Athletes and Their Perceptions of the Effects of Anabolic Steroids. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 80, 284-286.
Language: English
Date: 1995
Keywords
Anabolic steroid, Performance enhancing drugs, Student athletes, Academic performance, Division I, College sports