Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effect of middle school athletic participation on California common assessment tests
by Hawn, Stephen M., Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2012, 120; 3525766
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to examine the correlation between participation in middle school athletics and academic achievement and how this relationship may be impacted by gender and ethnicity. Scores from the cumulative California Standards Tests of 6th thru 8th graders were gathered and evaluated. The data used were from past years' scores that the school district provided for the researcher. The hypotheses formed were that a positive relationship could be found between middle school athletics participation and academic success. The participants in the study were students in 1 California middle schools located in Southern California. A literature review was completed on the history of athletics, those who support participation of students in school athletic programs, and others who have found a negative correlation between the two. An analysis of variance of a specified sample was completed using SPSS. A positive relationship between test scores and participation in school athletics would allow for schools and parents to take these results into account when considering scheduling, finances, and curriculum development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schmieder-Ramierez, June
Commitee: Barner, Robert, Rosensitto, Michelle
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 74/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Middle School education, Physical education
Keywords: Athletics
Publication Number: 3525766
ISBN: 9781267593238
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