Date of Award
MSEd in Physical Education
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Dr. Dan Raimondo
Dr. Cathy Houston-Wilson
Intercollegiate athletics has become a multi-million dollar industry in the past 30 years. Athletic scholarships have become more lucrative for prospective student-athletes to obtain. Analysis of previous research at the NCAA scholarship level of Division I and Division II shows that athletic scholarships have strong affects on student-athlete behavior. Overall, behavior influences academic performance, motivation, and financial implications for the school and the student-athlete. Non-guaranteed scholarships and non-scholarship positions have caused major changes in behavior both positively and negatively for student-athletes in college. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the literature on the effects of an athletic scholarship on athlete's behavior.
Arita, Matt, "Effects of an Athletic Scholarship on Student-Athlete Behavior" (2021). Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects. 129.