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Kaye, Fern V., Status Determinants for Professional Sports and
Professional Athletes. Master of Science (Interdisciplinary Studies), May, 1998,
67 pp., 9 tables, references, 46 titles.
The purposes of the investigation were to determine if status of professional
sports and professional athletes increases as male participation increases, if
perceived status of 'athlete' increases with participation in sports that contain
'male' attributes, and if gender differences are related to status indicators. Sixty-
eight students were administered a status-determinants questionnaire. A one-way
ANOVA (gender) and a 2 x 12 ANOVA (gender x sport) were employed to
determine status ratings of sports. A 3 x 2 (increase/decrease/no change x gender)
Chi square was employed to determine status of sports, perceived masculinity of
males/femininity of females, and status of the athlete related to gender attributes of
sports. Results revealed no significant differences between the sexes across all
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Kaye, Fern V. (Fern Victoria). Status Determinants for Professional Sports and Professional Athletes, thesis, May 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279295/m1/2/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .