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Title:  What is the Status of High School Athletes 8 Years after Their Senior Year?
Description: This report examines the status of high school athletes 8 years after their senior year in high school. Using a representative sample of sophomores in 1990, who were seniors in 1992, from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), this report provides information on 1990–1992 high school athletes’ educational, labor market, and health status in the year 2000, eight years after their scheduled high school graduation. Outcomes for persons who reported participating in high school athletics are compared to outcomes for persons who reported not participating in high school athletics. In addition, outcomes among persons who participated in high school athletics at different levels of participation—as elite athletes (team captains or most valuable players [MVPs] in 1990 or 1992), varsity athletes, and junior varsity (JV)/intramural athletes—are compared. The results of a hierarchical multiple regression analysis, to investigate the independent association between high school athletic participation and outcomes later in life—are also reported.
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Cover Date: September 2005
Web Release: September 8, 2005
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Publication #: NCES 2005303
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistics in Brief, please contact:
Elise Christopher.