Academic, athletic, and career athletic motivation as predictors of academic performance in student athletes at a Division I university

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Michael P. Shuman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Deborah Taub

Abstract: The academic performance of student athletes is an area of concern for colleges and universities nationwide. Studies have predicted the academic performance of student athletes through both cognitive and noncognitive means. The purpose of this study was to investigate academic, athletic, and career athletic motivation as noncognitive predictors of academic performance for 275 college student athletes at a selective, Division I university. An additional purpose was to examine the moderating effects of admission status on the relationship between academic performance and motivation. The findings from this research suggest that academic motivation can serve as a predictor of academic performance in college student athletes, and admission status does not moderate the relationship between motivation and academic performance.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
Student Athletes, Academic performance
College athletes $x Attitudes.
Prediction of scholastic success.
Motivation in education.
Academic achievement.
National Collegiate Athletic Association. $b Division I.

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