Award Date

5-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Leadership

First Committee Member

Vicki Rosser, Chair

Second Committee Member

Kimberly Nehls

Third Committee Member

Gerald Kops

Graduate Faculty Representative

Nancy Lough

Number of Pages

120

Abstract

This study investigated the connection between the academic evaluation of Division I FBS football programs and the various social settings that influenced these student-athletes. These social settings were classified as: institutional, departmental and program-specific. The experience of the student-athlete is thought to be impacted by all three settings, creating applicability for social identity theory, which provides the theoretical framework of the study.

Keywords

Academic progress rate; College athletes; College sports – Social aspects; College Football; College football players; Education; Graduation rates; Graduation success rate; Group identity; Intercollegiate athletics; Social identity; Social sciences

Disciplines

Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sports Studies

Language

English


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