Alienation and self-concept of male high school basketball players

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Janet Elaine Gailus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of regular or substitute player status, as determined by basketball game playing time, on the self-concept and feelings of alienation of male high school basketball players. The relationship between alienation and self-concept was also explored. The instrument employed to measure alienation was Dwight Dean's Alienation Scale which evaluates powerlessness, normlessness, and social isolation and utilizes the Likert scoring system. Doudlah's seventy-five Self-Concept statements were administered through utilization of the Q-sort technique. A total of twenty-seven male basketball players comprising the Junior varsity and varsity teams of Smith High School, in Greensboro, North Carolina, were tested before and after the basketball season to determine if a change in self-concept or feelings of alienation occurred within or between the two groups, to determine the relationship between self-concept and alienation for all subjects, to determine if the relationship of self-concept to alienation was significantly different for the two groups, and to determine the relationship of the various dimensions of alienation to self-concept.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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