Student athletes and first-generation college students have a unique collegiate experience. A case study approach was used to identify the social and academic experiences of first-generation college student-athletes at a Division III postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania. Interviews, participant observations, and documents were employed in this study to provide a rich description of the experiences of Division III first-generation student-athletes and lead to a deeper understanding of their social and academic experiences. Interview responses from six current Division III first-generation student-athletes were analyzed to identify seven themes in this study. This study’s exploration of the challenges and supports of Division III first-generation student-athletes’ academic and social experience provided valuable insight to understanding their unique collegiate experiences.
|Commitee:||Caccese, Thomas, Mackesy, Blake|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Social psychology, Kinesiology, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Academic experiences, Division iii student-athletes, First-generation college students, Pennsylvania, Scarcella, Matt, Social experiences, Student-athlete|
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