An Examination of Athletic Identity and Identity Foreclosure among Male Collegiate Student-Athletes Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Oregon, Evelyn Monteal
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Abstract
  • This study was designed to extend the previous investigation of athletic identity and identity foreclosure among male college athletes. Specifically, utilizing previously developed scales; Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS) and the Objective Measure of Ego-Identity Status (OM-EIS), this study assessed a sample of male college athletes' AIMS and OM-EIS levels in order to investigate college athletes' levels athletic identity and foreclosure. Further, the study sought to determine if there is significant variance in athletic-identity and identity-foreclosure levels, based on selected independent variables: ethnicity, academic grade, sport, parents' socioeconomic class, educational attainment and ones professional aspirations. Participants were members of the men's football, basketball, lacrosse, and track and field teams at a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-I institution.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration)."
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  • Southall, Richard M.
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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