This study examines whether participating in athletics at Lindenwood University is related to the athlete’s GPA. It was hypothesized that due to the higher demands of coaches and maintaining a minimum GPA, athletes will have a higher GPA than non-athletes. The researchers contacted professors and coaches to ask permission to survey their students and athletes. After giving a survey to participants, the Lindenwood University Registrar’s Office looked up official GPAs of participants who gave their permission. The findings showed no significance supporting our hypothesis. There are several possible reasons for this weak correlation such as the number of participants and not receiving consent to look up participants’ GPA. However, this study could lead to the possibility of conducting some interesting future research.
Clark, Lisa and Kanning, David
"To Play or Not to Play: Comparing Athlete’s GPA to Non-Athlete’s GPA,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1:
8, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/psych_journals/vol1/iss8/8
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