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dc.contributor.advisorMobley, Michael, 1965-eng
dc.contributor.advisorHeppner, P. Pauleng
dc.contributor.authorSadberry, Sheriece, 1981-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 23, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Michael Mobley and Dr. P. Puncky Heppner.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractA dearth of research studies has examined the psychosocial experiences of African American college student-athletes. By comparison, numerous studies have examined the adjustment process of African American students at predominately White institutions (PWIs). The literature shows African Americans have a difficult time adjusting at PWIs due to numerous factors, including general stressors (e.g. financial concerns) and race-related stressors (e.g. racial insensitivity by professors) (2004; Prillerman, Myers, & Smedley, 1989; Sedlacek, 1999). In regards to college athletes, research indicates that the structure of the campus environment challenges student-athletes' capacity to fit in and adhere to expectations regardless of their racial background (Cogan & Petrie, 1996; Ridinger & Pastore, 2000). Nonetheless, it is critical to understand how the campus environment at-large and within the sports context influence African American student-athletes' adjustment. In the current study latent profile analysis (LPA) was employed to better understand the adjustment of African American student-athletes based on perceived social support, perceived campus racial climate, team cohesion, and life events. Results indicated three profile groups of African American student-athletes emerged and can be used to predict college adjustment concerns and campus setting (predominately White institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Implications are discussed to offer athletic directors, coaches, and practitioners a means to capitalize on identifying facilitators of healthy adjustment, ensuring that the overall campus, and more specifically the sport environment, provides a safe, encouraging place for the success of African American student-athletes.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 96 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb8017078xeng
dc.identifier.merlinb8017078xeng
dc.identifier.oclc671495322eng
dc.identifier.otherSadberryS-080310-D255eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8884eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American athleteseng
dc.subject.lcshCollege students, Blackeng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American college studentseng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American universities and collegeseng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and collegeseng
dc.subject.lcshStudent adjustmenteng
dc.titleCollege adjustment of Black/African American student-athletes at predominately-white institutions and historically black colleges and universitieseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school, and counseling psychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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