Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Education
Dr. Melanie Carter
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.
Downs, Benjamin III, "Academic concept, Social concept and Academic achievement among selected African American student athletes" (2007). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3388.