Date of Award

5-1-2007

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ed.D.

Department

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Melanie Carter

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between the independent variables academic concept, social concept, and high school sports participation and the dependent variable academic achievement for African-American male teens between the ages of 14 and 19 who participated in high school sports. Sixty three student athletes attending a suburban Georgia high school participated in the study. A non-experimental, quantitative, correlation design was utilized.

A statistically significant relationship between the following variables was found: high school sports participation and academic achievement; academic concept and academic achievement; academic concept and social concept. There was no statistically significant relationship found between the following variables: academic achievement and social concept; high school sports participation and academic concept; and high school sports and social concept.

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