The Relationship between Student-Athletes’’ Perceptions of Athletic Academic Advising Programs and the Attitudes of their Respective Coaches

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Curriculum & Instruction

First Advisor

Layla Suleiman Gonzalez

Second Advisor

Anna Marie Frank

Third Advisor

Kenneth Sarubbi


The purpose of this survey based research is to analyze Division I student-atheletes' perceptions of an Athletic Academic Advising Program and to determine whether his or her perception is related to his or her respective coaches' attitude toward Athletic Academic Advising Program (AAAP). Independent T-tests and a linear regression were used in this study to identify potential significant differences between student-athletes' perceptions and if they were related to his or her coaches' attidtude to AAAP.

The results of the statistical analysis determined significant differences in the student-athlete's perception of the coach's attitude to AAAP which guides them toward a degree and involved maintaining eligibility. Other possible significant differences were explored between groups of subjects, such as coaches and directors, genders, race, and non-revenue versus revenue generating sport teams.


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