An Investigation of the relationship between college athletes’ ethnicity and sexual-orientation attitudes
Southall, R., Anderson, E., Southall, C., Nagel, M. and Polite, F., 2011. An Investigation of the relationship between college athletes’ ethnicity and sexual-orientation attitudes. Ethnicity and Racial Studies, 34 (2), pp. 293-313.
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Homophobic attitudes and intolerance of gay/lesbian athletes, while most often forbidden by university policy, may still exist within intercollegiate athletic departments. Against this backdrop, this study examines attitudes toward sexual orientation from a sample of Division I & III university athletes (N = 397) from four universities in the Southeastern United States. The study’s primary research questions were: a) Utilizing ethnicity as the independent variable, what are the sampled male athletes’ attitudes toward sexual orientations? and b) Is there a relationship between male college athletes’ ethnicity and their sexual-orientation attitudes? This article, using the frameworks of Social-Script and Critical-Race Theories, discusses the study’s results’ and its significance for university athletic administrators, faculty, and college athletes.
|Creators||Southall, R., Anderson, E., Southall, C., Nagel, M. and Polite, F.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education|
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