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dc.contributor.advisorWitte, James
dc.contributor.advisorWitte, Maria
dc.contributor.advisorDiRamio, David
dc.contributor.authorDede, Karibi
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-19T15:40:54Z
dc.date.available2013-04-19T15:40:54Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/3555
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the social skills and academic abilities of Division I student- athletes. The relationship between socioeconomic status, learning disabilities, academic competence, and social skills was examined. The participants included 21,916 first-time full- time freshman student-athletes from 4-year NCAA institutions. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey (2008) was the primary instrument used to collect data. The method of analysis consisted of several one-way ANOVAs. The results of this study indicate that student-athletes from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have statistically significantly lower academic and social skills than student-athletes from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. The results also indicate that student-athletes with learning disabilities have statistically significantly lower academic and social skills than student-athletes without learning disabilities. The implications of this study suggest that the NCAA and collegiate institutions must provide adequate academic, athletic, and social support to student-athletes from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with learning disabilities.en_US
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dc.subjectEducation Foundation, Leadership, and Technologyen_US
dc.titleAn Examination of the Relationships Among Socioeconomic Status, Learning Disabilities, Academic Competence, and Social Fluency for Division I Student-Athletesen_US
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US


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