Fowler, Brian R. (2007-08). Stereotypes of special admission students: peer perceptions of athlete and non-athlete special admit students.. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon

abstract

  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the different stereotypes that individuals, within a university's general student population, held toward studentathletes and non-athlete students admitted to the university on a special admission basis (students admitted with requirements less than the stated minimum for admission). Two studies, one qualitative in nature and the other with a quantitative focus, were conducted to assess students' perceptions of special admission students. The results of this study show that students from a university's general population have more of a negative stereotype or perception of athlete special admissions, as compared to a non-athlete special admission student, when interacting in an academic setting. On the other hand, the general student population indicated a more positive perception for allowing special admission to athletes than they did for allowing special admission to non-athlete students.
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the different stereotypes that
    individuals, within a university's general student population, held toward studentathletes
    and non-athlete students admitted to the university on a special admission basis
    (students admitted with requirements less than the stated minimum for admission). Two
    studies, one qualitative in nature and the other with a quantitative focus, were conducted
    to assess students' perceptions of special admission students.
    The results of this study show that students from a university's general
    population have more of a negative stereotype or perception of athlete special
    admissions, as compared to a non-athlete special admission student, when interacting in
    an academic setting. On the other hand, the general student population indicated a more
    positive perception for allowing special admission to athletes than they did for allowing
    special admission to non-athlete students.

publication date

  • August 2007