An Analysis of Current Practices for NCAA Division I-FBS Student-Athlete Exit Interviews Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
  • Iannotta, Stephen
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • On January 10, 1991, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) adopted a bylaw (6.3.2) to its constitution, making it mandatory for member institutions to conduct exit interviews with their student-athletes. The wording of the bylaw allows schools a great deal of freedom to choose how they conduct their interviews, who is a part of the interview process, and what topics are being discussed in the interview itself. This lack of guidance and direction in the bylaw has led to a wide array of methods used by schools to conduct exit interviews. This study analyzes the current methods being used by NCAA Division I-FBS athletic programs to conduct student-athlete exit interviews. A survey of twenty-six Division I-FBS athletic administrators responsible for exit interview oversight revealed that while methods for conducting student-athlete exit interviews, the content being discussed is very similar. The results of the survey serve as a bridge to literature regarding the student-athlete experience and exit interview practices in professional settings.
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  • Baddour, Richard
  • Weight, Erianne
  • Osborne, Barbara
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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