M.A. Higher Education
Educational Services, Administration, and Higher Education
College of Education
College sports; Engagement (Philosophy)
The purpose of the study was to examine patterns of involvement relating to the sport club student athletes during the 2011/12 academic year at Rowan University. The study also sought to examine how this involvement affected attitudes of students toward various aspects of campus. Survey responses were analyzed to determine frequency, mean, standard deviation, percentages and correlations between demographics and reported involvement activities. The study examined the similarities between club sports, varsity athletics, and student government involvement at Rowan University. The findings suggested that students involved in sport clubs chose other physical activities, such as exercising and intramural athletics, as their primary involvement activities. Involvement also influenced their attitudes toward campus environment and showed some significant correlations between the specific involvement activities and the reported demographics, such as gender and involvement in residence hall activities and intramural athletics. The findings did support previous research on involvement theory and campus recreation.
Stelzer, Brian, "Student involvement theory: patterns of sport club participation at Rowan University" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 114.