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ERIC Number: ED356218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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What Factors Influence Sports Participation among Afro-American Female Adolescents.
Franklin, Veronica
This study investigates factors influencing participation of Afro-American female adolescents in sports. Following a review of the literature, two topics are addressed. The first of these, "Behavior in Sport," discusses benefits of sports to youth; stereotypes of Afro-American female sports participants; behaviors of female athletes; and the effects of motivation. The second topic, "Attitudes of Afro-Americans," focuses on adolescent problems, stereotypical ways of looking at Afro-American athletes, how Afro-Americans are socialized into sports, sexism, and racism. Two groups of Afro-American females were interviewed to determine linkages between attitudes towards sports participation and self-image. The girls expressed self-confidence in their ability to play the game, but demonstrated an absence of inner confidence. Results also suggest that Afro-American females regard success as always winning and being attractive to others. At the same time, they are faced with a discrepancy between what appears to be successful and what success really is. The girls' self-image appears to be derived from what those around them think, thereby relating participation to self-image. Eight tables are included. (Contains 25 references. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)