The Overall Effect of Interscholastic Sports on Student Athletes towar

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The Overall Effect of Interscholastic Sports on Student Athletes towards Academic Success Isaac Tyman PE 584: Assessment Evaluation and Technology in Physical Education Professor Dr. Andrew Alstot Spring Term 1

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Introduction Purpose Statement and RQ The relationship between sports and education has not always been popular way to achieving academic success. While student athletes become more common the persisting question is how does sports affect students’ overall academic performance. The primary idea of the study is to show the benefits of interscholastic sports can have towards academic success. Purpose Statement- The purpose of this study is to show positive effect of interscholastic sports has on students in academic performance graduation increase and overall healthy mindset towards education. Research Question A. How does interscholastic sports affect academic performance of student athletes B. Are students athletes more likely to graduate than to non-student athletes C. Does interscholastic sports affect the overall mindset of students to positively impact education

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Values Faith and Beliefs ● My values faith and beliefs consist being ○ God-fearing ○ Educator ○ Determined ○ Passion to learn ○ Hard-working ● How I relate to my study ○ As physical educator I wanted to know if all aspects of my program particularly interscholastic sports were benefiting my students. I know physical activity can help out physical fitness and mental health but I was unsure of how interscholastic sports fit into the picture. I wanted to explore the various ideas and questions in which interscholastic sports may present. I knew my view on this topic but I wanted to see what current studies show.

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Scholarly Article 1 ● Authors Purpose- The main research question was “Do student-athletes differ from non-athletes in their entering academic qualifications” The author’s study looked at academic success and personal developments student athletes can gain. ● Procedure- The procedure used in the study was gathering participants who qualified to examining charts of their academic records have academic observation from faculty and conducting survey over the participants views. ● Participants- Participants came from two highly selective Northeastern universities one Ivy League university and small liberal arts college. ● Methods- They used qualitative and quantitative research to come up with the ● Results- Student athletes were not negatively affected from interscholastic sports while showing higher scores in some classes and higher social skills gained. ● Application to study- This study showed positive results amongst student athletes while showing no negative signs of being a student athlete. ● Aries E. McCarthy D. Salovey P. Banaji M. R. 2004. A comparison of athletes and non-athletes at highly selective colleges: Academic performance and personal development. Research in Higher Education 456 577-602. doi:

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Scholarly Article 2 ● Authors Purpose- The Kansas State Department of Education KSDE conducted a study during the 2008- 2009 school year where they analyze the performance of students who participated in high school sports and those who did not. The authors main objective in question was to see if student-athletes or academically benefiting from playing on a sports team. ● Procedure- KSDE used all the data such grades test scores and graduation rate from student athletes and non student athletes to make up a student for the state of Kansas. ● Participants- 139349 students enrolled in grades 9-12 in Kansas high schools during the 2008-2009 school year. ● Methods- They used quantitative analysis self reported surveys and questionnaires. ● Results- The study showed student athletes were more likely to graduate higher GPA and test scores and overall social health. ● Application to study- This study showed many factors in the study of interscholastic sports because this was a large study done over various schools which consisted of lots of participants. This helped the case for interscholastic sports. ● Lumpkin A. Favor J. 2012. Comparing the academic performance of high school athletes and non- athletes in Kansas in 2008-2009. Journal Of Sport Administration Supervision 41 41-62.

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Scholarly Article 3 ● Authors Purpose- The study wanted to find out if interscholastic sports were actually declining GPA and test scores. The study was also looking to see if students who were participating in interscholastic sports were neglecting schoolwork by dedicating more time for sports. ● Procedure- They examined their students GPAs test scores and overall habits of education students were doing. Examples included study time leisure activity and interscholastic team responsibility. ● Participants- The study included 134 high school junior and seniors students 52 athletes and 82 non- athletes in Magrath High school in 1996-1997 school year. ● Methods- They used quantitative research and comparison using t-test analysis. ● Results- The study showed student athletes were able to maintain grades while also find time to study. ● Application to study- This study showed many factors in the study of interscholastic sports because this was a large study done over various schools which consisted of lots of participants. This helped the case for interscholastic sports. ● Zaugg H. 1998. Academic comparison of athletes and non-athletes in a rural high school. National Association of Secondary School Principals.NASSP Bulletin 82599 63-72. Retrieved from http://0-search.

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Methodology Procedure 1. Get approval from the IRB faculty advisor before conducting research. 2. Guardian of minor participants will need to sign a consent form to participate in study. 3. Once form is completed participants will receive email to access to online survey. Survey will take no longer 30 minutes. 4. The data is collected and analyzed. Participants ● Around 70 students ranging 7th-10th students from Atholton Adventist Academy from Columbia MD. Method 1. Mixed-Study Research Qualitative/Quantitative Research 2. Online Survey through Google Survey 3. Questions include demographics yes/no questions and open-ended interview questions. 4. There will be 12-15 questions participants will need to answers depending on participant.

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