TitleAn analysis of athletic expenditures in New Jersey schools
NameZengel, Stephen (author), Baker, Bruce D (chair), Bliss, James R (internal member), Vitello, Stanley J (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education,
SubjectEducational Administration and Supervision,
School sports--New Jersey--Finance
DescriptionThis study investigates school district athletic expenditures as a consequence of local taxpayer demand. A data set was created of all New Jersey school districts for a five year period, 2001-2005. The data included each school district’s demographic and educational spending information. Income was not an important predictor of athletic spending. Abbott districts spent significantly (p<.01) less than non-Abbott districts spent per pupil on athletics. District factor group A had the lowest per pupil athletic expenditures of all the district factor groups. District factor groups GH, I, and J had the highest per pupil athletic expenditures, spending significantly (p<.01) more than district factor group A spent per pupil on athletics. Asians favored significant (p<.01) increases in total education spending but favored significant (p<.05) decreases in athletic spending. African Americans favored significant (p<.01) increases in total education spending but were negatively associated with athletic spending. Hispanics were negatively associated with total education spending and favored significant (p<.01) decreases in athletic spending. Elderly persons favored significant (p<.01) decreases in total education spending but were positively associated with athletic spending. Tax share was significantly (p<.01) related to less total education spending but was positively associated with increased athletic spending. The data suggest that school district athletic expenditures are a consequence of local taxpayer demand.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Stephen Zengel
CollectionGraduate School of Education Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.