Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorShifrer, Dara
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Jennifer D.
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Chandra
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Lindsey
dc.identifier.citationShifrer, Dara; Pearson, Jennifer D.; Muller, Chandra; Wilkinson, Lindsey. 2015. College-going benefits of high school sports participation: race and gender differences over three decades. Youth Society, May 2015, vol. 47:no. 3:pp 295-318en_US
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe long touted athlete advantage in college enrollment has been tempered by assertions that this advantage is actually due to characteristics that precede participation. Moreover, it remains unclear whether the benefits of sports extend into contemporary times and apply equally to female and racial minority athletes. This study uses three nationally representative longitudinal data sets of students who were 10th graders in 1980, 1990, and 2002. We find that high school sports participation was positively associated with college enrollment, even with the utilization of propensity score modeling, for White boys and girls, Black boys, and Latino boys and girls during the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The most important gender and race differences include Black female athletes' college-going disadvantage in the 1980s and 1990s, and girls' persistently lower rates of high school sports participation than boys'.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE-0757018, Chandra Muller, PI, and Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Co-PI). This research was also supported by grants 5 R24 HD042849, Population Research Center, and 5 T32 HD007081, Training Program in Population Studies, awarded to the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Child Development. Opinions reflect those of the authors and not necessarily those of the granting agencies.en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesYouth Society;v.47:no.3
dc.subjectHigh school sportsen_US
dc.subjectCollege enrollmenten_US
dc.titleCollege-going benefits of high school sports participation: race and gender differences over three decadesen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2015 by SAGE Publications

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record