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Racial and athletic identity of African American football players at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWI)

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dc.contributor.author Steinfeldt, M. Clint
dc.contributor.author Reed, Courtney
dc.contributor.author Steinfeldt, Jesse A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-24T01:42:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-24T01:42:45Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02
dc.identifier.citation Steinfeldt, J. A., Reed, C. & Steinfeldt, M. C. (2010). Racial and athletic identity of African American student-athletes at HBCU and PWI. Journal of Black Psychology, 36, 3-24. en
dc.identifier.uri http://jbp.sagepub.com/content/36/1.toc en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14020
dc.description.abstract This study examined racial and athletic identity among African American football players at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWI). Negotiating the dualism of racial and athletic identities can be problematic because both roles are subject to prejudice and discrimination, particularly for student-athletes in revenue producing sports like football. Results indicated that seniors at both institution types reported significantly lower levels of Public Regard, and that lower levels of Public Regard predicted higher levels of college adjustment. Senior football players reported a greater acknowledgement that society does not value African Americans, and this acknowledgment predicted greater college adjustment. No differences between institution types in racial Centrality emerged, but football players at PWI reported higher levels of Athletic Identity. By garnering a better understanding of the psychosocial needs of African American football players, these results can inform college student personnel who can prioritize facilitating student-athlete academic and life skills with the same attention given to ensuring their athletic success. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Sage/Association of Black Psychologists en
dc.rights Copyright 2010 Association of Black Psychologists en
dc.subject racial identity, athletic identity, African American student-athletes, football, college adjustment en
dc.title Racial and athletic identity of African American football players at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) en
dc.type Article en


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