An Examination of Privacy Rules for Academic Advisors and College Student-Athletes: A Communication Privacy Management Perspective

Jason Thompson, Sandra Petronio, Dawn O. Braithwaite

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Abstract

This study explored how academic advisors managed revealed private information from college student-athletes. The 37 academic advisors were interviewed to address: What criteria advisors use to judge privacy rules regulating access or protection of shared private information from student-athletes, and how privacy-rule choices function in this context? Academic advisors interviewed represented 21 different institutions of the four NCAA division levels and 10 separate athletic conferences. Using Communication Privacy Management theory as a framework, findings indicated there were two main criteria: motivations and risk-benefit ratios used to develop privacy rules managing revealing and concealing the student-athlete's private information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-76
Number of pages23
JournalCommunication Studies
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • College Advisors
  • College Student-Athletes
  • Communication Privacy Management
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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