Date of Award

5-2021

Document Type

Dissertation

Granting Institution

Lynn University

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EDD)

Degree Program

Educational Leadership

Department

College of Education

First Advisor

Joe Melita

Second Advisor

Jennifer Lesh

Third Advisor

Michele Douglas

Abstract

There are many benefits to youth who participate in tackle football. Unfortunately, there has been a decline in participation over the years. Fear surrounding concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has been mostly to blame for the dramatic decrease. Research has shown that there are many physical, social, emotional and health benefits associated with those who do participate.

The researcher used statistical data from many varying studies and multiple other resources to create an awareness website. The awareness website is a tool that would benefit those who are undecided about allowing their child to participate in youth tackle football.

Through qualitative research, the researcher created an online survey using both Likert scale and open-ended questions. The data collected from these surveys was used two fold. First, it was used to validate that the information provided on the website was accurate and perceived to be helpful for those who may be researching more about the sport. Secondly, the feedback provided by way of the open-ended questions will be used to continuously enhance the website for future use. After analyzing survey results, the researcher was able to gather enough input to research ways to enhance the website for future use.

After analyzing survey results, the researcher was able to gather enough input to research ways to enhance the website for future use.

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