Term of Award

Spring 1999

Degree Name

Master of Education

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)


Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Committee Chair

Dale Grant

Committee Member 1

Stephen Jenkins

Committee Member 2

Mary Jackson


This study examines the relationship between the student-athlete's perception of the emphasis coaches placed on academics throughout the academic year. In this study 76 student-athletes responded to a survey developed by the researcher to ask specific questions to determine differences or similarities during the athletic in and off-season. The participants were representative of the student-athlete population, in almost all aspects. The surveys represented almost every sport on campus and those sports were represented by a close percentage of the total student-athlete population. The grade point averages (GPAs) of the student-athletes were used as an indication of the level of academic performance, and those reported were also a representation of the various academic levels of the student-athlete population.


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