Stakeholders at institutions across the United States are continuously looking for ways to improve the academic success and retention of students. We used logistical regression in an examination of noncognitive, cognitive, and demographic factors as predictors of academic success and retention of Division I first-year student-athletes. The results indicated that high school GPA is the best predictor for academic success. The Transition to College Inventory index, self-confidence, institutional commitment, and independent activity focus can be used in the prediction of academic success. Retention was most accurately predicted by students' first-year cumulative GPA. University advisors can use the results of this study to enhance the resources designed to improve the academic performance and persistence of student-athletes.
Original Publication Citation
Brecht, A. A., & Burnett, D. D. (2019). Advising student-athletes for success: Predicting the academic success and persistence of collegiate student-athletes. NACADA Journal, 39(1), 49-59. doi:10.12930/NACADA-17-044
Brecht, April A. and Burnett, Dana D., "Advising Student-Athletes for Success: Predicting the Academic Success and Persistence of Collegiate Student-Athletes" (2019). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 56.