Dissertation (UNI Access Only)
College students--Health and hygiene--Iowa--Cedar Falls; Academic achievement--Iowa--Cedar Falls;
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between student participation and consistency of attendance in campus recreation services, retention rates, and grade point average (GPA). Furthermore, this study analyzed the differences between student participation and consistency of attendance in campus recreation based on the subject’s college of study and the year of classification at the subject’s university. This study examined campus recreation student participation and consistency of attendance by the status on a host of demographic variables such as gender, race, residency, transfer student, international student, and living on or off campus.
Four ID swipe stations were used in this study to collect the data on student participation and consistency of participation in campus recreation services (Welcome Desk, Health Beat, Free Weight Room and Mobile). The total number of students enrolled at this institution during the period of the study was 10,142. Of those, 5,708 (56.3%) were identified as females and 4,434 (43.7%) were males. Similarly, more females in this study participated in campus recreation (2,858 or 52.44%) than males (2,592 or 47.56%).
It was hypothesized that no statistical difference would be found when viewing participation in campus recreation and year in school and consistency of participation in campus recreation and year in school. Further, it was hypothesized that no statistical difference would be seen between when viewing participation in campus recreation and college of study and consistency of participation in campus recreation and college of study. Last, a significant difference was discovered between the consistencies of participation in campus recreation for students living on campus as compared to students living off campus. As a result, these hypotheses were rejected. Thus, it could be suggested that year in school, college of study, and living off campus had an impact on participation in campus recreation.
Date of Award
Doctor of Education
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Christopher Edginton, Chair
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© 2016 Kristina M. Leen
Leen, Kristina M., "Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 237.