The objective of this study was to examine the association between academic performance (GPA) and the demographics, level of health condition, and factors of the surrounding environment of LIU Post student athletes. To do so, a survey was created and distributed to LIU Post student athletes, which resulted in a sample of 262 participants from ages 18 to 24 years old. Results show that student athletes who have teammates as best friends have a higher GPA. In addition, student athletes who base most of their academic decisions on advice from their coaches have a lower GPA. Lastly, when professors are aware of the students’ athletic status, their GPA is higher. Based on the results from this study, the researcher has proposed recommendations on how student athletes can improve their academic performance.
student athletes; academic performance; GPA; LIU Post;
Year of Completion
Farez, Milton, "Academic Performance and Sport Involvement of LIU Post Athletes" (2017). Undergraduate Honors College Theses 2016-. 14.