Foul Play: How Racism in the NCAA Contributes to the Mental Health and Academic Performance of College Athletes of Color
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Master of Arts (MA)
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While past research indicates that student-athletes of color are vulnerable to experiencing racial discrimination, it is unclear how these experiences of discrimination affect their mental health and academic performance. The purpose of this study was to understand how racial discrimination (in both academic and athletic settings) is associated with the mental health and academic performances of student-athletes of color. To recruit participants, the survey link was posted on social media platforms and was also emailed to student-athletes attending City Universities of New York (CUNYs). Consistent with previous research, the current study found that racism in both academic and athletic settings are related to anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation, and feelings of exploitation in student-athletes of color, perhaps differentially by athletic division and race/ethnicity.
Courtney, Kellie, "Foul Play: How Racism in the NCAA Contributes to the Mental Health and Academic Performance of College Athletes of Color" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.