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Student-Athlete Participation In A Summer Bridge Program And The Implications Of Social Comparison On Academic Self-Efficacy

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Title:Student-Athlete Participation In A Summer Bridge Program And The Implications Of Social Comparison On Academic Self-Efficacy
Authors:Tuisalo'o, Katie
Contributors:Communicology (department)
Keywords:Summer Bridge program
at-risk students
higher education
learning communities
academic self-efficacy
Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Many first-generation, low-income, and minority students enroll in higher education and encounter unanticipated challenges, finding themselves underprepared for the rigors of academia. Student-athletes have competing dual commitments to athletics and academics which exacerbates their strain when they come from any of these backgrounds and they are classified as at-risk. This study assesses the impact of participation in a Summer Bridge program, as a learning community at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, to examine social comparison behaviors and the acquisition of academic self-efficacy as a result of their mandatory placement. Respondents reported higher confidence relative to fellow Summer Bridge participants compared to other university students. Summer Bridge Program participation was associated with a perceived increase in academic self-efficacy and good academic behaviors. The overall results support Summer Bridge Program participation. Future research should explore the mandatory nature of student-athletes who receive or do not receive a scholarship.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Communicology

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