MA Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
Committee Member 1
involvement, engagement, sports, academic achievement
Community college students--New Jersey; College athletes
The purpose of this study was to assess selected community college student athletes' involvement in athletic and non-athletic activities at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC). The researcher surveyed 67 student athletes at RCGC who competed during the spring 2017 semester. The subjects were administered a survey to measure their level of involvement, as well as their attitudes toward involvement at RCGC. Surveys were statistically analyzed to determine frequency, percentages, means, standard deviations, and significant correlations between selected demographics and specific involvement activities. The study provides insight on the attitudes of importance and satisfaction that student athletes at RCGC have regarding social involvement, academic involvement, and campus atmosphere. Student athletes' at RCGC did not feel very strongly about either the importance or satisfaction of social involvement, academic involvement, or campus environment. However, there were significant relationships between student athletes' academic performance and specific involvement activities. The study also provides insight on significant relationships between student athletes' demographics and specific involvement activities.
Matthews, Kaitlyn Marie, "Involvement theory: an examination of community college student-athletes" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2453.