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dc.contributor.authorScroggs, Jane Alexanderen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:41:58Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:41:58Z
dc.date.issued1988-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08012012-040346en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44084
dc.description.abstractThroughout history men have been divided into groups, and attitudes have often been formed according to these groups. This study examined the attitudes of faculty members, as a group, toward intercollegiate athletics and student athletes. Three concepts were used to analyze the data. First, Rokeach's idea of attitudes-toward-an-object verses attitudes-toward-a-situation was utilized. Second, Allport's Contact Hypothesis was tested. Third, Sumner's notion of the in-group was incorporated. Types of analysis used were Chi square, regression, and Pearson r correlation. The analysis revealed several interesting things. The initial finding was that faculty members were unable to distinguish between the object (student athletes) and the situation (intercollegiate athletics) in terms of their attitudes. Other results indicated that the experience of attending athletic events was the best predictor of attitudes. Those subjects who attended games frequently had less negative, or slightly more positive, attitudes than other subjects. It was also found that subjects, other than the avid spectators, had very little variance in their attitudes. The results of this study have important implications for defining the role of intercollegiate athletics in the university setting.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1988.S376.pdfen_US
dc.subjectAttitude (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.S376en_US
dc.titleFaculty attitudes toward intercollegiate athletics and student athletesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFuhrman, Ellsworth R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSnizek, William E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDudley, Charles J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08012012-040346/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-08-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-08-01
dc.date.adate2012-08-01en_US


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