Date Approved

1-26-2007

Embargo Period

3-30-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Subject(s)

College athletes--Counseling of--New Jersey; Counseling in higher education--New Jersey

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a need for an academic advising support program for student athletes at Rutgers University-Camden. Rutgers University-Camden is currently in the process of developing such a program. The sample studied consisted of 122 student-athletes at Rutgers University-Camden.

Data were collected through an 18 item survey designed to obtain background information on the student athletes and their attitudes toward academic-advising at Rutgers University-Camden. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) computer program to calculate the descriptive statistics of frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations for responses to the attitude items. One of the major findings in this study was that the student-athletes at Rutgers University-Camden were unaware of the support program that the Athletic Department has made available to them.

Share

COinS