Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1-1-2003

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

Major

Human Development and Family Studies (Family Studies)

Abstract

The relationship between participation in college contact sports, gender role identity, avoidance of communication about controversial issues, and verbal abuse in dating relationships was examined. Participants were 144 male athletes involved in university-supported athletic programs who were given self-report questionnaires. Hierarchical regression analyses showed verbal abuse perpetrated by college athletes on their dating partners to be associated with higher levels of physical contact in sports, and lower levels of femininity. No relationship was found between either masculinity or communication avoidance and verbal violence. In conclusion, verbal abuse is more likely to occur in the dating relationships of athletes involved in contact sports than in the relationships of athletes involved in non-contact sports, especially athletes who have low feminine gender role identity.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-20200803-419

Copyright Owner

Francine Marie José Saldaña Ybarra-Rojas

Language

en

OCLC Number

55025593

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

78 pages

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