Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

17

Author

Valorie Lott

Date

2010

Date of Award

4-15-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Instr and Curr Leadership

Concentration

Special Education

Committee Chair

David Franklin Bicard

Committee Member

Sara Ernsbarger Bicard

Committee Member

Laura Baylot Casey

Abstract

This study examines the effect of text messaging on student-athlete class punctuality and overall academic progress. Participants included three male, college student-athletes at a midsouthern university. The students had a history of tardiness to class. The participants sent text messages to verify their class attendance to their academic counselor. The researcher used course grades and professor comments to evaluate academic progress. Using a multiple baseline across participants, the study demonstrated an improvement in student-athlete class punctuality. For one of the two participants, there was an improvement in academic progress. The procedures and results were supported by the professors of the courses in which the students were enrolled.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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