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College adjustment of Black/African American student-athletes at predominately-white institutions and historically black colleges and universities

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dc.contributor.advisor Mobley, Michael, 1965- en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Heppner, P. Paul en_US
dc.contributor.author Sadberry, Sheriece, 1981- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-26T13:54:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-26T13:54:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other SadberryS-080310-D255 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8884
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 23, 2010). en_US
dc.description The 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. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Michael Mobley and Dr. P. Puncky Heppner. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract A 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. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 96 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American athletes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students, Black en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American college students en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American universities and colleges en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Student adjustment en_US
dc.title College adjustment of Black/African American student-athletes at predominately-white institutions and historically black colleges and universities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational, school, and counseling psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b8017078x en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b8017078x
dc.identifier.oclc 671495322 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertations


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