The Impact of Student Attendance on Assessment Specific Performance in Sport Degree Programs

Lewis Gough, Thomas Duffell, Steven Eustace

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100323
Pages (from-to)100323
JournalThe Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Volume29
Early online date24 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Bibliographical note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 29, (2021) DOI: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2021.100323

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Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Higher education
  • Pedagogy
  • Undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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