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American Student-Athletes’ and South Korean Student-Athletes’ College Experiences Participating in Athletics

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dc.contributor.advisor Atwater, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Lee, Hyerim
dc.creator Lee, Hyerim
dc.date 2015-07-21
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-23T15:39:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-23T15:39:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-23
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9971
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to explore American student-athletes’ and South Korean student-athletes’ college experiences while participating in college athletics. A qualitative method design was used for this study. American student-athletes and South Korean student-athletes participating in college athletics (N=12, age range 18 – 22 years) were interviewed in person. Interview questions were asked to discover student-athletes’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges of being student-athletes and their academic and athletic motivation. The results revealed that South Korean student-athletes were more athletically motivated while American student-athletes tried to keep balance between academic and athletic motivation. In this regard, they experience difficulties in balancing academic and athletic demands which caused many student-athletes to consider the academic support services from the schools as a benefit of being student-athletes. Conversely, South Korean student-athletes did not experience difficulties in balancing between academic and athletic work as their academic demands were much less and they were more likely to enjoy tangible benefits provided by the schools.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Hyerim Lee en_US
dc.subject student-athletes en_US
dc.subject college experiences en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.subject benefit and challenges of being student-athletes en_US
dc.title American Student-Athletes’ and South Korean Student-Athletes’ College Experiences Participating in Athletics en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Sport and Recreation Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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