Sports Participation and Academic Achievement: Does Self-Efficacy Play a Role?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/318829
Title:
Sports Participation and Academic Achievement: Does Self-Efficacy Play a Role?
Author:
Cole, Amy Rose
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study sought to examine the relations between sports participation, academic achievement, and self-efficacy in high school students. Self-efficacy has been linked to both sports participation and academic achievement, but no study has examined these three variables together. One hundred eleven students from two schools filled out surveys examining their levels of sports participation, academic and athletic self-efficacy, and demographic information. Participating schools provided student GPA information. Results supported the study's first, second, and third hypotheses. Athletes had higher GPAs and academic self-efficacy scores than non-athletes. Additionally, there was evidence for an indirect effect of sports participation on GPA through the mediating variable of academic self-efficacy. Results did not support the study's fourth hypothesis, as there was no significant relation between academic self-efficacy and athletic self-efficacy among athletes in the present study. Results are discussed in relation to the student population and school environment.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
self-efficacy; sports participation; School Psychology; academic achievement
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; School Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Perfect, Michelle
Committee Chair:
Perfect, Michelle

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleSports Participation and Academic Achievement: Does Self-Efficacy Play a Role?en_US
dc.creatorCole, Amy Roseen_US
dc.contributor.authorCole, Amy Roseen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to examine the relations between sports participation, academic achievement, and self-efficacy in high school students. Self-efficacy has been linked to both sports participation and academic achievement, but no study has examined these three variables together. One hundred eleven students from two schools filled out surveys examining their levels of sports participation, academic and athletic self-efficacy, and demographic information. Participating schools provided student GPA information. Results supported the study's first, second, and third hypotheses. Athletes had higher GPAs and academic self-efficacy scores than non-athletes. Additionally, there was evidence for an indirect effect of sports participation on GPA through the mediating variable of academic self-efficacy. Results did not support the study's fourth hypothesis, as there was no significant relation between academic self-efficacy and athletic self-efficacy among athletes in the present study. Results are discussed in relation to the student population and school environment.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectsports participationen_US
dc.subjectSchool Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectacademic achievementen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPerfect, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.chairPerfect, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPerfect, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEklund, Katieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSulkowski, Michaelen_US
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