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Clemson University

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The College Football Student-Athlete's Academic Experience: Network Analysis And Model Development, Kyle Young May 2010

The College Football Student-Athlete's Academic Experience: Network Analysis And Model Development, Kyle Young

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A grounded theory research study employing network analysis as a means of facilitating the latter stages of the coding process was conducted at a selective university that competes at the highest level of college football. The purpose of the study was to develop a better understanding of how interactive dynamics and controlling mechanisms, such as NCAA eligibility standards, influence the academic experience of college football student-athletes. The study resulted in the development of a model that depicted the college football student-athlete's academic experience along a path of engagement that is influenced by dynamics and processes over the course of ...