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ERIC Number: ED261028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Patriotism or Nationalism as a Value of Athletics.
Koehler, Robert
Research was conducted to determine if 271 college students who identified with patriotism perceived those feelings to be the result of their experiences with athletics. Also investigated were beliefs of the athletic coach's role in the formation of patriotic feelings. A Likert-type survey instrument with 25 items was used to gain responses regarding patriotism, the Olympics, the purpose of athletics, and the effects of televising the Olympics. Respondents were grouped according to their experience in athletics: athletes (213); spectator-athletes (32); and spectators (26). Respondents identified with patriotism, regardless of how the concept was defined. Respondents also felt that nationalism or patriotism should be a concern of athletic coaches, although they did not feel that coaches' efforts in that area were significant in shaping the patriotic feelings. Responses are displayed. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A