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.
|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|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Clinical psychology, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||African-Americans, Athletes, Identity development, Male identity development, Sports participation|
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