Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Perceptions of Black Female Student-Athletes Towards Their Academic Achievement
Gina Washington-Greenidge, Felix A. Okojie

The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that affect academic achievement of Black female student-athletes with a goal of achieving a deeper understanding of how to support the academic success of Black female student athletes using the conceptual framework of student involvement, development and ecological development. The study utilized a qualitative phenomenological research method. The participants in this study believed that educational relationships with professors, familial relationships with parents, sport relationships with their academic advisors, campus environment, and their overall participation greatly impacted their success in academics in college.

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