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ERIC Number: ED369737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 14
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African-American Women and Doctoral Study: Three Case Studies.
King, Susan E.
Case studies are presented of three African-American women who earned doctoral degrees in physical education and sport disciplines between 1971 and 1990. Personal interviews were conducted with the informants on issues related to the campus environment as well as financial and academic factors. The case studies are analyzed in terms of the women's enrollment decisions, financial aid, advisor relations, the need for Black advisors, and alienation and racism in the campus environment. The case studies revealed that personal qualities such as faith, determination, and political savvy were essential to the persistence of these African-American women, as these personal qualities enabled them to function successfully in a predominantly white environment and to cope with nonsupportive faculty members. The study concludes that, although doctoral students of all races need a substantial measure of personal qualities and support, African-Americans and other ethnic minorities in physical education, sport, and exercise have an even greater need. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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