Navajo hoops and higher learning: A study of female high school basketball players and their post-secondary academic success

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291912
Title:
Navajo hoops and higher learning: A study of female high school basketball players and their post-secondary academic success
Author:
Nemechek, Traci, 1962-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study identifies, describes, and analyzes female Navajo participation in high school basketball and that participation's impact on the students' post-secondary academic experience. Two major hypotheses were formulated: (1) female Navajo participation in high school basketball does contribute to future post-secondary academic success (2) the basketball players' support group played a significant role in the students' future academic or athletic success. The total sample of 18 included former basketball players, former non-athletes, family members, and high school teachers and staff. My findings were: (1) the support group contributed significantly to the students' future academic and athletic success (2) the importance of Navajo cultural values and philosophy significantly impacted the students' post-secondary academic success (3) participation in basketball began as fun, but transformed into a positive learning experience that reinforced and provided structure for previously learned values from Navajo culture, family, and/or significant mentors and role models.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Secondary.; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.; Education, Higher.; Recreation.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lomawaima, K. Tsianina

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNavajo hoops and higher learning: A study of female high school basketball players and their post-secondary academic successen_US
dc.creatorNemechek, Traci, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNemechek, Traci, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study identifies, describes, and analyzes female Navajo participation in high school basketball and that participation's impact on the students' post-secondary academic experience. Two major hypotheses were formulated: (1) female Navajo participation in high school basketball does contribute to future post-secondary academic success (2) the basketball players' support group played a significant role in the students' future academic or athletic success. The total sample of 18 included former basketball players, former non-athletes, family members, and high school teachers and staff. My findings were: (1) the support group contributed significantly to the students' future academic and athletic success (2) the importance of Navajo cultural values and philosophy significantly impacted the students' post-secondary academic success (3) participation in basketball began as fun, but transformed into a positive learning experience that reinforced and provided structure for previously learned values from Navajo culture, family, and/or significant mentors and role models.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Secondary.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
dc.subjectRecreation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLomawaima, K. Tsianinaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1385756en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37476774en_US
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