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Thursday, April 12 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
The Effects of Athletics on Communication Habits

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The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between communication skills and athletics. Specifically, I investigate the effect that athletic involvement has on communication practices and skills. I ask what the positive and/or negative communication habits are that may have been formed in athletes as a result of their involvement in sports. In order to answer this research question, I utilize qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 8 student-athletes. Preliminary results suggest that while communicating with coaches and other teammates, student-athletes have learned how to communicate with people in authority positions, as well as communication that favors team-building and leadership abilities.

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Coulter Allen

Coulter is a senior majoring in Communication. He graduated from Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri. After graduation, he plans on moving back to Kansas City to find a job and be close to family.

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Dr. Raquel Moreira

Raquel Moreira is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Graceland. She received her PhD in Communication from the University of Denver.

Thursday April 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
103 Resch Reach Science and Technology Hall