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The influence of sports participation on the identity development of African American males
by Locke, Jesse D., Psy.D., John F. Kennedy University, 2011, 93; 3481725
Abstract (Summary)

This study looked into the experience of sports participation and the role that it plays in identity development of African American male athletes. An inductive and in-depth exploration of subjective experience of the participants provided crucial information and complex understanding of how the African American male athletes are influenced by sports. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six participants who were selected through convenience sample. This study showed that sports participation among African American male athletes had a significant impact in their identity development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Estrada, Alejandrina
Commitee: Rhodius, Alison
School: John F. Kennedy University
Department: College of Graduate and Professional Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 73/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Clinical psychology, Gender studies
Keywords: African-Americans, Athletes, Identity development, Male identity development, Sports participation
Publication Number: 3481725
ISBN: 978-1-267-01144-2
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