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M. Mack (2015)
Triple Jeopardy: First Generation African American Female Athletes' First Year at a HBCU
Abstract: A college education has become a necessity in today’s society. College enrollment has doubled over the years and so has the demographic profiles of college students. The great enrollment increase includes female students, students of color, and students from low-income backgrounds who are the first in their families to go to college (Engle, 2007). These students fit the profile of first generation (FG) college students and they face many challenges that are taken for granted. Studies have indicated that all beginning college students do have challenges the first year in college, but FG college students have even more challenges.
L. Nixon (2015)
Kids Clubs in the National Football League
Abstract: Kids clubs in professional sports have existed for many years. However there is little to no documented guidance on how to develop and operate a kids club in professional sports. This qualitative research study utilized in-depth interviews to uncover the framework for kids clubs operations in professional football.
K. Jones (2015)
An Examination of Factors that Influence a Sports Consumer's Desire to Attend a Professional Sporting Event
Abstract: The largest revenue-generating source for professional sports teams is the sport consumer. There is a need for sport marketers to understand what influences and affects sport consumer behavior. Through the findings within this study, they can begin to develop effective strategies for acquiring new customers, retaining consumers, and increasing game day attendance. The purpose of this quantitative research study was to determine and examine the factors that influence a sport consumer’s desire to attend a professional sporting event. The problem addressed within this research was the decline in game-day attendance that leads to a decline in ticket sales revenue and proceeds from concessions within professional basketball.
A. Ogden (2015)
Philosophy of Sport in America: Quest for Virtue
Abstract: The growth, development and popularity of sport in the United States of America are as dramatic and as dynamic as the growth and development of the country itself. As with cultures and civilizations throughout the history of the human condition, sport is a logical and necessary extension of America’s self-image.
J. Niba (2015)
Examining Extrinsic Rewards and Participation Motivation in Male Youth Soccer
Abstract: This study purposely examined the types of extrinsic rewards in male youth soccer programs and measures those that are most preferred by players to influence their participation motivation. It also checked if young soccer players skew towards programs that provide more reward opportunities. For this reason, 1000 teenage soccer players were randomized in an online survey administered by a community-based organization. 800 chose programs that provided extrinsic rewards and identified fame, trophies, travel, scholarship, exposure opportunities and money as the six main rewards that influenced their decision to join soccer programs.
C. Perez (2015)
Competitive Trait Anxiety and Mental Toughness and its Relationship to Injury Rates in Adolescent Football Athletes
Abstract: Competitive Trait Anxiety and Mental Toughness have been shown in past research to play a role in predicting injury rates in collegiate and adolescent athletes. The purpose of this study is to see if competitive trait anxiety and mental toughness play a role in the injury rates of adolescent football players. This study will examine the effects of personality factors: (competitive trait anxiety and mental toughness) and their effects on injury rates in adolescent football players during one pre-season of sport.