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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.