The impact of student attendance on assessment specific performance in sport degree programs

Gough, Lewis A. and Duffell, Tom and Eustace, Steven J. (2021) The impact of student attendance on assessment specific performance in sport degree programs. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 29. p. 100323. ISSN 1473-8376

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This study aimed to assess the relationship between attendance and module assessment performance across three Sport degree programs. Undergraduate students (n = 256) from three level 4 sport degrees (Sport Therapy (ST): 83; Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES): 80; Sports Development and Management and Coaching (SDMC): 93) participated in this 12-week prospective study. The assessments consisted of a practical for ST, exams and laboratory reports for SES, and presentations and essays for SDMC. A significant correlation was identified for attendance and overall performance across all degrees, although this was weak (rs = 0.327, p < 0.001). These findings suggest nonetheless that attendance positively correlates with assessment performance. All assessment types significantly and positively correlated with assessment performance. The study also reports that regardless of assessment type, attendance over a threshold of over 75% led to significantly higher assessment performance compared to those that did not.

Item Type: Article
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4 May 2021Accepted
24 May 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education Pedagogy Evaluation Undergraduate
Subjects: CAH03 - biological and sport sciences > CAH03-02 - sport and exercise sciences > CAH03-02-01 - sport and exercise sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Life and Sport Sciences (C-LASS)
Depositing User: Lewis Gough
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 03:00

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