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KRS Grad Students get Published in KAHPERD Journal

KRS Graduate Students Get Published in the Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD) Journal

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The RSA 501 Research Methods course is part of the degree requirements for the MS in Recreation & Sport Administration degree within the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport. The culminating assignment in Dr. Willie Hey’s RSA 501 course is to submit a manuscript for publication to a professional peer reviewed journal. As a result, 12 abstracts and 5 articles of KRS graduate students were published in the spring 2015 Kentucky AHPERD Journal.

Dr. Willie Hey stated “I am very pleased to have our graduate students become published authors. This accomplishment is direct result of the effort they dedicated to researching a timely topic within the profession.”

The titles and authors for the accepted abstracts and articles are listed below:


Assessing Public Relation Strategies for Crisis Situations in Sports - Ruben Duffie (Hamilton, OH)

Assessing the Usage of LEED Procedures When Constructing Sport Facilities - Stephanie Viens (Fayette, KY)

Assessing Spectator Injury Risk While Attending Athletic Events - Bobbi Adkins (Hamilton, OH)

Assessing the Use and Consequence of Social Media by College Athletes - Lindsay N. Sayers (Russell, KY)

Comparing the Global Economy and Sport Environments with International Sports Campaigns - Yen Ting Chen (Taiwan, Republic of China)

Assessing the Effectiveness of Academic Support Programs for Collegiate Student Athlete - Courtney Elrod (Blount, TN)

Comparing the Revenue Generation Benefits of On Campus Athletic Facilities to Off Campus Facilities - Jonathan Cody Porter Fayette, KY)

Investigating the Links between Juvenile Delinquent Behavior and Availability of Recreational Opportunities - Eric Saathoff (Minnehaha, SD)

The Use of Social Media among Student Athletes: The Positive and Negatives - Carly Hough (Davidson, TN)

Assessing the NFL Safety Precautions for Reducing Head and Spinal Injuries - Thomas Hebert (Jefferson, KY)

The Impact of the NCAA Compliance Policy on Recruiting Violations - Tyler Wright (Marion, KY)

Investigating the Impact of Using Wearable Technologies during Competitive Sporting Events - Ashley Brush (Warrick, IN)

Peer Reviewed Articles

Assessing the Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympic Games - Andrew Cordova- (Howard, MD)

Assessing the Economic Concerns of the Pay For Play Issue in Collegiate Sport - Brynlee Forik (Northampton, PA)

Exploring Issues and Trends of Women and Minorities in Athletic Administration - Randy Loggins (Greene, TN) & Lisa Schneider (Bowling Green, KY)

Fan Identification in Sports: Assessing Fan Motives for Supporting a Sports Organization - Craig Peden, (Henderson, KY) Paula Upright, William Hey & Tricia Jordan

Interacting With Players and Coaches: The Impact New Media Has on the Fan Experience - Amanda Wright Jewell (Fayette, KY)

The KAHPERD Journal is available online: Spring 2015 KAHPERD Journal

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