Title

Martial Arts in Higher Education: Far East Meets West

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Date of Award

Spring 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify and validate the effects that a martial arts course, taken via a college curriculum, had on student graduation rates, hours completed, and final grade point averages. The curriculum-based martial arts courses were all offered with face-to-face instruction over a full semester. The sample of this study involved students who were enrolled in a curriculum-based martial arts course while in their first semester during the 2004 to 2009 semesters and students during the same period who did not enroll in a curriculum-based martial arts course at any point during their academic tenure at the college. To determine whether any differences exist among students' graduation rates and final grade point averages, Chi Square and ANOVA were performed to analyze the data. Differences were found in graduation rates and final grade point averages.

Advisor

Madeline Justice

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Higher Education

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