Parental attitudes toward the values of interscholastic athletics

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Robert E. Maggard (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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E. Doris McKinney

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain whether or not differences existed between the attitudes toward the values supported by and derived from interscholastic athletics of parents of athletes and parents of nonathletes. Analysis of the main problem included a comparison of parents based on (a) the athletic status of the child, (b) the sex of the parent, (c) the sex of the child, (d) the parents' athletic background, (e) the percentage of children participating in athletics, and (f) the number of children participating in athletics. One hundred and forty-seven randomly selected male and female parents of junior high school age children in the eight junior high schools of the Greensboro City School System were the subjects of the study. One group, designated as athletic, consisted of 47 mothers and 48 fathers. A second group, nonathletic, was composed of 22 mothers and 30 fathers. The parents represented 66 male athletes, 29 female athletes, 39 male nonathletes, and 13 female nonathletes.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
School sports $z North Carolina $z Greensboro $x Public opinion
Parents $z North Carolina $z Greensboro $x Attitudes
Home and school $z North Carolina $z Greensboro

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