High School Athletics and Academic Performance
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Type of Work22 pages
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions that educators and future school leaders have regarding the impact of athletics on academic performance in high school. Forty five graduate students (prospective athletic directors, administrators, and teachers) were provided a questionnaire and the responses were reviewed to decipher any patterns or disparities. While this descriptive study was able to deliver a diverse outlook into the topic, future studies are recommended involving more accurate and scientific measurements of physical activity, as well as a different means of measuring academic success.