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1. Brophy, William Earl. The effect that intercollegiate athletic participation has on the grade point averages of African-American male student athletes at a four year public institution in the Black Belt region of Alabama.

Degree: PhD, 2009, University of Alabama – Birmingham

There are many important factors that impact the grade point averages of African- American males at 4-year public institutions. Factors such as race, gender, SES, and athletic participation are potential influences that may have an effect on academic achievement in a college setting in Alabama’s Black Belt region as well. This study sought to determine if such factors coupled with other demands placed on African American male student athletes effected their respective academic achievement. Important questions answered in this study included how the variables above impacted the academic plights of the sample group that was examined. Research hypotheses examined the effect of the variables including athletic participation, SES, gender, age, and scholarship reception. The study was done using quantitative methods, specifically logistic regression techniques. Once participants were grouped, logistic regression was used to test the several null hypotheses associated with the contribution to the model of each predictor variable. This particular technique concentrated on the independent variables (race, sex, age, governmental educational assistance, etc.) that prognosticated whether or not individuals belong in dependent variable groups (2.75 GPA or higher, 2.74 GPA or lower). Findings revealed that being of African American ethnicity alone accounted for a 230% increase in academic nonsuccess compared to being Caucasian. Additionally, the study also found that male students had a 58% greater chance of academic success than females. Being of college age (19-23 years of age) was not statistically significant and had virtually no effect on academic success or non-success for the students studied. Reception of PELL/SEOG monies, however, did yield statistically significant results, and showed that students who receive such monies have a 42% greater risk of academic nonsuccess than students who do not receive such monies.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Collins, Loucrecia, Rogan, Wiiliam Boyd <br>, Rice, Margaret <br>, Eck, James <br>, Brezausek, Carl.

Subjects/Keywords: African American college athletes  – Alabama <; br>; African American male college students  – Alabama <; br>; College sports  – Alabama  – Psychological aspects <; br>; Academic achievement  – Alabama <; br>; Academic achievement  – Sex differences  – Alabama

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APA (6th Edition):

Brophy, W. E. (2009). The effect that intercollegiate athletic participation has on the grade point averages of African-American male student athletes at a four year public institution in the Black Belt region of Alabama. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Alabama – Birmingham. Retrieved from http://contentdm.mhsl.uab.edu/u?/etd,493

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brophy, William Earl. “The effect that intercollegiate athletic participation has on the grade point averages of African-American male student athletes at a four year public institution in the Black Belt region of Alabama.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Alabama – Birmingham. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://contentdm.mhsl.uab.edu/u?/etd,493.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brophy, William Earl. “The effect that intercollegiate athletic participation has on the grade point averages of African-American male student athletes at a four year public institution in the Black Belt region of Alabama.” 2009. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Brophy WE. The effect that intercollegiate athletic participation has on the grade point averages of African-American male student athletes at a four year public institution in the Black Belt region of Alabama. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Alabama – Birmingham; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 16]. Available from: http://contentdm.mhsl.uab.edu/u?/etd,493.

Council of Science Editors:

Brophy WE. The effect that intercollegiate athletic participation has on the grade point averages of African-American male student athletes at a four year public institution in the Black Belt region of Alabama. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Alabama – Birmingham; 2009. Available from: http://contentdm.mhsl.uab.edu/u?/etd,493

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