The Journal of SPORT


This study examined academic advisors’ perceptions of student-athletes and factors influencing those perceptions. The importance of this research is because unfavorable perceptions of student athletes by academic advisors can lead to negative experiences for both groups. Findings indicated increasing both eligibility requirement knowledge and athletic department involvement can lead to positive athletic department perception, which can lead to positive perceptions of student-athletes. This would assist in creating a more desirable and productive advising environment for both groups.