Date of Award
Master of Science
Instr and Curr Leadership
David Franklin Bicard
Sara Ernsbarger Bicard
Laura Baylot Casey
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Lott, Valorie, "Effects of Text Messaging on Class Punctuality of At-Risk College Student-Athletes" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 13.