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Sport involvement and academic achievement : a study of Malaysian university athletes.


Chun, Cheng Chuan and Yusof, Aminuddin and Mohd Shah, Parilah (2013) Sport involvement and academic achievement : a study of Malaysian university athletes. International Education Studies, 6 (2). 21-Dec. ISSN 1913-9020; ESSN: 1913-9039


Factors that influence the academic achievement of Malaysian university athletes were investigated using 156 field hockey players from several universities. The relationship between team subculture, parental influence, the learning environment, support systems, financial aid, training factors, academic assistance, socialization, and stress level and academic achievements of student athletes were examined using the Team Socialization Scale (Allen, 1997). There was a significant positive relationship between the learning environment and academic achievements of university athletes but a negative relationship was found between support system and academic achievements. Implications and suggestions on how to improve the academic achievement of athletes in Malaysian universities were discussed in the study.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ies.v6n2p12
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Academic achievement; Student athletes; Team subculture
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 01:19
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 01:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28971
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