From Kickoff to Commencement: The Positive Role of Intercollegiate Athletics In Higher Education
Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs
This study examines the relationship between a university's football heritage and its freshman retention and graduation rates. Our findings of a positive and significant relationship between a university's football success and both of these educational measures supports the hypothesis that athletics serve the institution's academic mission and provides students with a respite from the psychic costs associated with college life. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Economics of Education Review
Mixon, F. G.,
Treviño, L. J.
(2005). From Kickoff to Commencement: The Positive Role of Intercollegiate Athletics In Higher Education. Economics of Education Review, 24(1), 97-102.
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