Creating a University-Wide Support System for the Academic Success of Student-Athletes: A Pilot Study
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Author/sVaquero Cristóbal, Raquel; Mateo Orcajada, Adrián; Abelleira Lamela, Tomás; Marcos Pardo, Pablo Jorge; Albaladejo Saura, Mario
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
The aim of this research was to determine whether the implementation of a methodology that allows the dual career student-athlete to follow up on a weekly basis the contents of the theoretical and practical sessions of the subjects taught in the classroom reduces the perception of barriers, promotes meaningful learning, and increases the motivation and satisfaction of the basic psychological needs. Eight student-athletes, all of whom were elite athletes, participated in the present research. Participants completed the Dual Career Proficiency Questionnaire, Perception of high-level university student-athletes on the dual career (ESTPORT), Exercise Benefits and Barriers Scale (EBBS), Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS), Goals perceptions questionnaire, Satisfaction of Psychological Needs in Education, Educational Motivation scale and ad hoc multiple-choice test on knowledge of the subject, before and after the delivery of a course in which a weekly follow-up was conducted with...