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ERIC Number: EJ877267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1077-193X
"Athleticated" versus Educated: A Qualitative Investigation of Campus Perceptions, Recruiting and African American Male Student-Athletes
Harrison, C. Keith
Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, v14 n1 p39-60 Spr 2008
The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative investigation of student narratives (N=167) about the contemporary issue of recruiting high-profile African American male student-athletes. Participants were asked to view a scene on recruiting from the film, "The Program" (1994). Participants were then presented with questions regarding a recruiting trip by an African American football player to a traditionally white campus. Findings indicate that both Black and White students perceived the African American male student-athletes in the film scene to be more "athleticated" than educated. They were also perceived as stereotypical sex-objects. (Contains 6 tables and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A