Academic clustering in intercollegiate athletics

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dc.contributor.author McCormick, Kaydee K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-11T13:26:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-11T13:26:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-11T13:26:02Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4129
dc.description.abstract Academic clustering is the occurrence of twenty-five percent or more of a single athletic team enrolled into a major (Fountain & Finley, 2009). Although clustering appears to have the possibility to occur among all college students, it seems to be more prevalent within intercollegiate athletics. There are several different factors that influence the prevalence of this experience. For the collegiate student-athlete, these factors include the National Collegiate Athletic Association, university athletic departments, individual differences among student-athletes, and characteristics associated with the university. While these are likely not the only contributors of academic clustering, they seem to be very prominent. Further, given that attention has been given to identifying the negative consequences of academic clustering in intercollegiate athletics, clustering also may result in positive implications. The purpose of this report is to provide information and increase the awareness towards academic clustering. Additionally, this report provides information as to the causes, but also offers recommendations that have the potential to lessen academic clustering within intercollegiate athletics. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Intercollegiate Athletics en_US
dc.title Academic clustering in intercollegiate athletics en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology en_US
dc.description.advisor Brandonn S. Harris en_US
dc.subject.umi Education, Higher (0745) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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