Identifying Environment Aspect in Academic Enhancement Support for Student-Athlete Using Fuzzy Delphi Method
Keywords:Academic Enhancement Support, Student- Athlete, Environment, Public Universities, Fuzzy Delphi Method
Supports on increased academic achievement, in particular, is not provided to student-athletes who enrol undergraduate programs in Malaysia public universities. Almost 40 percent of student- athletes who underwent sessions of study at the undergraduate experience some problems in improving their academic achievement than studentâ€™s undergraduates who do not engage in sports activities actively. Problems, in order to improve academic achievement among student-athletes, are due to factors of environment that do not support the improvement of academic achievement student-athletes during their study sessions. As a result, student-athletes could not be maintained in the session of study, scholarship, and the implications from the result are they are not allowed to participate in training and also competition. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify elements of support enhance academic achievement to student-athletes in aspects of the environment. Qualitative research approach involves 12 respondents representing academia, management institutions and the management of student-athletes to explore elements of support enhance academic achievement in aspects of the environment for student-athletes. A total of 12 experts representing academia, management institutions and the management of student-athletes were selected to analyze the fuzziness consensus of experts. All collected data were analyzed using the fuzzy Delphi method. The result of the analysis found that there are 9 elements in aspects of the environment that fulfil the requirement consensus of experts, which threshold value is equal and less than 0.2, the percentage of the expert group is more than 75%. Therefore, 9 elements of support to help undergraduate student-athletes at public universities to improve their academic achievement.