Event Title

The Effects of Athletic Participation on Academic Performance and Character Development

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

Athletic participation has been found to have an immense impact on the academic achievement and character development of youth. With such a large number of students partaking in athletics today, knowing the effects of that participation is crucial in order to help young people develop into successful and contributing members of society. This literature review compiles ten valid, relevant, and current empirical articles from online databases. The results indicate that athletic participation has a positive impact on one’s educational success because of increased involvement with the school and its personnel. In addition, higher levels of personal development were achieved among student-athletes. These findings identify several benefits of athletic participation, which can assist teachers, coaches, and administrators in helping students achieve their full potential.

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The Effects of Athletic Participation on Academic Performance and Character Development

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Athletic participation has been found to have an immense impact on the academic achievement and character development of youth. With such a large number of students partaking in athletics today, knowing the effects of that participation is crucial in order to help young people develop into successful and contributing members of society. This literature review compiles ten valid, relevant, and current empirical articles from online databases. The results indicate that athletic participation has a positive impact on one’s educational success because of increased involvement with the school and its personnel. In addition, higher levels of personal development were achieved among student-athletes. These findings identify several benefits of athletic participation, which can assist teachers, coaches, and administrators in helping students achieve their full potential.