M.A. in Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
National Collegiate Athletic Association--Rules and practice; College sports--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
The purpose of this research was to explore a number of aspects and components of athletic compliance programs in Division I, II, and III institutions. I gathered my information for this study via surveys. The subjects surveyed were both male and female athletic administrators at Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. A systematic random sample stratified by division such that it would provide a 90% confidence level with a ± 5% margin of error was designed. To achieve the desired confidence level, I sent 213 surveys as follows: 70 surveys were sent to Division I institutions, 58 were sent to Division II, and 85 surveys were sent to Division III institutions. The following number of surveys were returned from each division: Division I 58 (83% response rate), Division II 53 (91% response rate), and Division III 65 (76% response rate.) The overall total response from all three divisions was 83%. This investigation shows the significant differences among compliance programs in Division I, II, and III institutions. The research concludes that compliance programs in Division I institutions have more support programs and are more beneficial in helping student athletes.
McGowan, Michele, "A descriptive analysis of NCAA Divisions I, II, and III compliance programs" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 1478.