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NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT CLIMATE CONCERNING LGBT+ ISSUES

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dc.contributor.advisor Gray, Joey
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Kelsie Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-04T20:26:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-04T20:26:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5574
dc.description.abstract Past research has indicated a movement towards the acceptance of diverse sexual-orientation within society and the workplace (Lubensky, Holland, Wiethoff, and Crosby, 2004); Unfortunately discrimination is still very prevalent today, especially within athletic departments on a university campus (Jacobson, 2002).
dc.description.abstract Despite this fact, very little research has explored student-athletes attitudes and perceptions of LGBT+ climate. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study will be to investigate athlete’s (N= 287) perceptions of their institutions (Southeastern Division I University) athletic department LGBT+ climate and determine possible relationships between independent variables such as sexuality, gender and citizenship.
dc.description.abstract Results of this study support previous research, while further expanding the field through exploration of new independent variables and shifting the focus to athletic department climate. However, the main objective of this research is to serve as a basis for institutional change. Administrators must take a proactive approach to ensure student-athletes feel safe and respected.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.title NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT CLIMATE CONCERNING LGBT+ ISSUES
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Wu, Nicky
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi LGBTQ studies
dc.description.degree M.S.
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance


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