2016-06-27

Inside Higher Education article highlights study that uses GOALS data

Inside Higher Education recently published a report that highlights results derived from the 2006 GOALS data.

A research team from University of Texas at Dallas, led by Kurt Beron and Alex Piquero, examined data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association's GOALS survey, in which 21,000 athletes across all three NCAA divisions were surveyed in 2006. They found that students who see themselves more as athletes than academics had lower GPAs than those who saw themselves as students or academics first. GPAs are "directly influenced by their athletic versus academic identity, the athletic context including the coach's influence, and the seriousness with which they view academics," the researchers wrote.

You can read more about their GOALS findings at Social Science Quarterly.

June 27, 2016