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|Title:||An Exploratory Study of Athletes' Perceptions on Athletic Scholarships|
|Author(s):||Christensen, Charlene Ellen Dawson|
|Department / Program:||Physical Education|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to investigate different aspects of the athletes' perceptions towards athletic scholarships. The data were anaylzed by doing a frequency distribution and corresponding percentages for all items; by doing a factor analysis, coefficient alpha test for reliability on scale items; and by using analysis of variance. There were 61 total teams participating with 30 being males and 31 being female. The teams represented ten sports in which both men and women competed.
The first null hypothesis was supported as there was no significant differences between the athletes' perceptions towards athletic scholarships and the type of athlete (scholarship/nonscholarship). The second null hypothesis was rejected (p (LESSTHEQ) .05) as the females were significantly less favorable towards athletic scholarships than the males. The third null hypothesis was also rejected (p (LESSTHEQ) .01) with significant differences being found between the athletes' academic year in school and their perceptions on athletic scholarships. As the athletes advanced in their academic year, their perceptions towards athletic scholarships became less favorable. Lastly, the fourth null hypothesis was supported as there was no significant difference found between the length of time the athletes were on scholarships and the athletes' perceptions towards athletic scholarships.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-14|