Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of the study was to discover why students remain enrolled at an institution after departing from their athletic team. This study was conducted at small private, faith-based liberal arts institutions within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Forty respondents participated in a quantitative analysis inquiring about their experiences and satisfaction into their persistence at their institution of enrollment. Findings include the lack of support ‘inactive athletes’ received during their athletic experience, as well as the high value participants placed on their academic experience. Implications for future practice include, a continuous emphasis on student development and academic affairs programs, support for other extra-curricular activities, and development of assessment procedures for coaches.
DeVries, Alec, "Involvement: Assessing Factors Contributing to 'Inactive Athletes' Persistence" (2019). Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses. 137.