Predicting Positive Career Planning Attitudes Among Division I College Student-Athletes
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
This study examined the extent that athletic identity, race, gender, sport and expectation to play professionally predict Career Planning Attitudes (Career Optimism, Career Adaptability and Career Knowledge) among Division I college student-athletes. Participants of this study consisted of 538 Division I student-athletes from four Bowl Championship Series institutions, and these student-athletes were given a demographic questionnaire, Athletic Identity Measurement Scale and Career Futures Inventory. Results of this study found that male Division I student-athletes believed they had a better understanding of the job market and employment trends than their female counterparts. Division I student-athletes with higher athletic identities had lower levels of career optimism. Male Division I student-athletes had more career optimism than female Division I student-athletes. Division I student-athletes who participated in revenue-producing sports had lower levels of career optimism. Student-athletes with a higher expectation to play professional sports were more likely to be optimistic regarding their future career. Female Division I student-athletes had higher levels of athletic identity than their male counterparts. Student-athletes with a higher expectation to play professionally displayed higher athletic identities.
ATHLETIC IDENTITYCAREER DEVELOPMENTSTUDENT-ATHLETES
Abrams, LyndonFlowers, ClaudiaPost, PhyllisZuber, Richard
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010.
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