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Eng 100 – A09
30 March 2014
Sitkowski Lee S. “The Effects of Participation of Athletics on Academics Performance Among High School Sophomores and Juniors.”Liberty University, June 2008. Web 30 March 2014
In this essay athletics and academics has been studied over the years. No consensus has been reached regarding the impact of athletic participation on academic performance at a high school level. As a result the relationship between the in season and out of season school academic performance of sophomores and juniors determined that there were a significant relationship that existed between academic performance measured by GPA and athletic participation. Through an analysis it was found that athletic participation had a positive impact on academic performance .There have been a number of researches to determine the relationship between athletics and academics. Academically successful student athletes appeared to be able to respond to the increased demands and transfer the qualities of hard work, discipline and perseverance traits necessary for successful athletic performance to their academic lives. For these students academics and athletics complemented and reinforced one another. The “dumb jock” on the other hand stereotyped remains prevalent. The student athlete was often not seen as serious students. The stereotype and intrinsic and extrinsic gratification they receive for their athletic ability, makes it easier to prioritize athletics above academic. When students are expected to fill multiple roles, they can experience role strains in which commitment to one role destracts from the commitment to another.