M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
College athletes--Drug use--New Jersey; Steroid abuse--New Jersey
Higher Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to provide data on the attitudes, knowledge, and deterrents of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III student-athletes related to illegal steroid abuse. One hundred and two student-athletes from Rowan University completed a survey to evaluate their knowledge of anabolic steroids and the NCAA Division III Drug-testing policy. The student-athletes also responded to statements regarding their current attitudes towards anabolic steroids and some deterrents to the use of steroids. Results indicated that NCAA Division III student-athletes do possess general knowledge of anabolic steroids and feel the use of anabolic steroids during athletic competition is morally wrong. The findings also suggest that there is a significant difference in the attitudes of male and female athletes in their opinions on anabolic steroid use, general knowledge of anabolic steroids, NCAA Drug-testing knowledge, and deterrents to the use of anabolic steroids.
Smicklo, Keith, "NCAA Division III student-athletes' attitudes and knowledge of anabolic steroids" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 935.