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Why Undergraduate Students Choose Sport Management as a Major

Title: Why Undergraduate Students Choose Sport Management as a Major: Factors Influencing College Choice Decisions.
Name(s): Crockett, Sarah Singleton, author
Quarterman, Jerome, professor co-directing thesis
Kent, Aubrey, professor co-directing thesis
Reynaud, Cecile, committee member
Department of Sport Management, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to explore and determine relevant college choice factors among undergraduate Sport Management students, along with collecting specific demographic information from the respondents. Since little was known about college choice factors for undergraduate Sport Management students, this study will be exploratory in nature, and will employ a non-experimental design. College choice has been a topic of great interest in the last two decades. Numerous studies have been conducted for both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Except for a dissertation published in 2001, the most relevant study exploring college choice for doctoral Sport Management students, there was a lack of research pertaining specifically to undergraduate Sport Management students. For surveying purposes, a modified version of the questionnaire used in a college choice study of nursing majors was used for data collection. The sample population consisted of randomly selected Sport Management programs listed in a December issue of the Sports Business Journal. Parametric statistics produced analyzable results using descriptive statistics, MANOVA, and linear regression. Results revealed that there were no significant differences for the demographic variables gender and age. Race, however, produced significant differences for each of the three categories in which college choice items were grouped; choice, influence, and perception. The data also showed that the majority of undergraduate Sport Management students are choosing their university of attendance prior to choosing their major.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3028 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Sport Management, Recreation Management, and Physical Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: June 22, 2005.
Keywords: NASSM, Undergraduate, Sport Industry, Sport, Management, Majors, Sport Management, College Choice, Hossler & Gallagher, Marketing, Sport Marketing
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jerome Quarterman, Professor Co-Directing Thesis; Aubrey Kent, Professor Co-Directing Thesis; Cecile Reynaud, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Sports sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU

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