Sports participation and academic achievement of college athletes of Aklan State University-School of Fisheries and Marine Sciences

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Author: Ginoy, Myren Y.

Accession Number: 1310T

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Copyright Year: 2007

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This study aimed to determine the sports participation and academic achievement of the college athletes of Aklan State University-School of Fisheries and Marine Sciences during the school year 2006-2007. This descriptive research involved 124 stratified randomly selected athletes who were classified as to age, gender and year level. The data gathered using the Sports Participation Rating Scale from the study of Dulla (1998) and the grade point average of the athletes during the first semester of school year 2006-2007. The mean and standard deviation were the descriptive statistics employed; the statistical tools used for inferential analysis were the t-test, Pearson’s r and ANOVA. Significance level for all the tests was set at .05 alpha. The results showed that the athletes had fair academic achievement and poor participation in sports. Findings further revealed no significant difference existed in the academic achievement of the athletes when grouped according to age and gender. However, significant difference existed in the academic achievement of the athletes when grouped according to year level. No significant difference existed in the athletes’ extent of sports participation when they were grouped according to age and gender, but a significant difference existed in the athletes’ extent of sports participation when they were grouped according to year level.


Keywords: Sports participation and academic achievement

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