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ERIC Number: ED518531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 177
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-3786-5
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Determining the Existence of an Athletic Stigma on a NCAA Division II University Campus
Parsons, Jennifer C. M.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Ashland University
This project replicated a previous study by Simons, Bosworth, Fujita, and Jenson (2007) examining the existence of an athletic stigma on a university campus. For this investigation, the researcher adapted the original instrument and surveyed 252 athletes on a comprehensive Midwestern NCAA Division II university campus. The survey provided both quantitative and qualitative data. The first research question examined how athletes believed professors at the institution perceived and treated them. Despite only 12% of the participants indicating a negative perception from professors, the qualitative data confirmed the presence of a stigma from some professors. The second research question compared this study's results to the previous study. Overall, the participants indicated a more positive perception from faculty at this institution than in the original study. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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