Master of Science (MS)
Amateurism, Compensation, Ethics, NCAA
Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences
McBride, Tyler, "Ethics With Regard to Compensation and Current NCAA Policy" (2016). Masters Theses. 398.
The purpose of this research is to analyze former NCAA Division I football players’ ethical perceptions of current NCAA policy, specifically concerning regulations governing compensation of the student athlete. This quantitative research study collected data using a 20-question survey instrument composed of demographic and Likert type questions. Statistical analysis determined the data failed to establish a statistically significant behavioral trend arguing either for or against current policies. However, data revealed a statistical difference between the opinions expressed by Caucasian alumni as compared to those of other ethnicities. The purpose of this study was to expose illegitimate processes within the NCAA in the hope of prompting change.