Occupational Measures of Former NCAA Athletes and Traditional Students Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Bonfiglio, Amy
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • There has been much debate about whether intercollegiate athletics fits into the educational mission of higher learning (McCormick & McCormick, 2008; Sack & Staurowsky, 1998). This study utilized the educational value of intercollegiate athletics (Brand, 2006) as a conceptual framework to determine the alignment of intercollegiate athletic participation with the goals of higher education. A survey of former student-athletes and non-athletes from a renowned public university in the Southeastern United States revealed the differences in occupational outcomes, such as, job satisfaction, salary, and work engagement, between these two cohorts. The results of this study will add to the literature examining the occupational impacts of intercollegiate athletics participation. It will also add to existing literature by helping to support the argument that college athletics prepares student-athletes for the workforce.
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  • Weight, Erianne
  • DeFreese, J.D.
  • Osborne, Barbara
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016

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