Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between the Critical Success Factors and academic and athletic success: A quantitative case study of black male football student-athletes at a major Division I Southeastern institution
by Cooper, Joseph N., M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009, 95; 1463859
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to identify the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of current Black male football student-athletes at a major Division I Southeastern public predominantly White institution who exhibited a high level of success academically and athletically. A group of 42 Black male football student-athletes were targeted in this study. The Critical Success Factor Success Survey (CSFS) was separated into personal development, social harmony, engagement with a strong support system, time management skills, career aspirations and organized religion. A 4-point Likert type scale was used for the responses of the 19 multiple choice questions and, 11 yes/no questions. Each subject was classified by the following categories: year in college, academic success level and athletic success level. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square tests were used in this study. The results revealed no statistically significant findings. However, the responses produced from the survey revealed significant implications for further research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shields, Edgar W., Jr.
Commitee: Hedgpeth, Elizabeth, Stroman, Deborah
School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Exercise and Sport Science
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Black studies, Educational sociology, Higher education
Keywords: Athletics, Black, Division I, Football, Sports, Student-athlete
Publication Number: 1463859
ISBN: 978-1-109-11541-3
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