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ERIC Number: ED587897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-4382-0354-9
Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Education: An Analysis of the Athletic Department's Influence on the Proactive Approaches Utilized to Address Title IX Issues among College Student Athletes
Dixon, Derrick Demarcus
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Arkansas State University
In 1972, collegiate and K-12 institutions were introduced to thirty-seven words that changed the face of women's sports and sexual discrimination (Wulf, 2012). As outlined by the Office of Civil Rights (2017), Title IX is a federal law that states that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" (Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972). In addition to providing equality for athletes (high school and college), Title IX also protects members of the school or university community from discrimination in the areas of sexual harassment (Silbaugh, 2015). In recent years, there have been several major incidents that have garnered national attention in relation to sexual violence and relationship violence among college athletes. As such the purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to (1) identify the leadership frames of the Title IX Coordinators who oversee the training process for athletes at institutions who compete as members of NCAA Division II conferences. This study also worked to (2) identify the method of training delivery, the amount of proactive education provided, and the (3) perceived effectiveness of the training that each institution used to help prevent sexual violence and interpersonal violence among college athletes. The participants in the study were most likely to use the Bolman and Deal LOI leadership behaviors that were associated with the Human Resource Frame. The participants were least likely to be associated with the Symbolic Frame. Additionally, Part II of the instrument highlighted that each of the participating institutions provided their athletes with the contact information of their Title IX Coordinator. Results also indicated that each institution provided their athletes with education related to Title IX policies, procedures, and Title IX prevention training (with the exception of one). The institution that had not facilitated training indicated that it had been scheduled. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Title IX Education Amendments 1972