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Title Athletic Identity, Vocational Identity, and Occupational Engagement in College Student-Athletes and Non-Athletes
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Degree PhD
Discipline/Department Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Degree Level doctoral
University/Publisher University of Kansas
Abstract Athletic departments in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision universities provide academic support services to their student-athletes. Even though student-athletes receive help including career assistance from academic counselors, some studies have found that student-athletes are behind non-athletes in career development. This study examined the relationship between athletic identity and career identity in student-athletes attending one Football Bowl Subdivision institution in comparison with non-athletes, between genders of student-athletes, and between earlier and later years in college for student-athletes using multiple instruments: Athletic Identity Measurement Scale; Vocational Identity Scale of the My Vocational Situation; and the Occupational Engagement Scale-Student. No relationship was found to exist between athletic identity and vocational identity or athletic identity and occupational engagement. Non-athletes had higher occupational engagement levels than did student-athletes, while student-athletes had higher vocational identity levels than did non-athletes. Additionally, female student-athletes had higher occupational engagement levels than did male student-athletes. Student-athletes in years 3 and 4 had higher occupational engagement levels than did student-athletes in years 1 and 2.
Subjects/Keywords Sports management; Vocational education; Health sciences; Athletic identity; Career development; Occupational engagement; Student athletes; Vocational identity
Contributors Lumpkin, Angela (advisor); Frey, Bruce (cmtemember); Kish, Francis (cmtemember); Krieshok, Thomas S. (cmtemember); Tennant, Keith (cmtemember)
Language en
Rights This item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
Country of Publication us
Record ID handle:1808/10008
Repository ku
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2018-02-01
Issued Date 2012-05-31 00:00:00

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